Episode 174: Does a Lottery Win Guarantee Happiness?

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A well-known axiom suggests that money cannot buy us happiness. At the same time, financial concerns contribute towards much of our everyday worries, meaning that for many, the idea of winning the Lottery represents the ultimate in personal freedom and security.

Does a Lottery win really guarantee happiness? Listen to the podcast for more!

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Adams, S. (2012). Why Winning Powerball Won’t Make You Happy. Forbes.com. November 28th 2012.

Brickman, P., Coates, D. and Janoff-Bulfman, R. (1978). Lottery Winners and Accident Victims: Is Happiness Relative? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 36 (8), 917-927.

Easterlin (1974). Does Economic Growth Improve the Human Lot? Some Empirical Evidence. In Paul A. David and Melvin W. Reder, eds., Nations and Households in Economic Growth: Essays in Honor of Moses Abramovitz, New York: Academic Press, Inc.

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3 Comments to “Episode 174: Does a Lottery Win Guarantee Happiness?”

  1. Many thanks|

  2. Many people think that to be happy is necessary only money that mistake. Winning the lottery would be nice, but if one knows how to handle money.

  3. Money can not happily buy happiness, but it can give many happy moments.

    Very good!


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