September 15, 2013

NOTHING SO BECOMES MAN AS NOT WORKING:

Wealthy, Hispanics, Retirees Among the Most Content in America: Poll (NEIL KING JR., 9/13/13, WSJ)

Money may not buy love, but it seems to buy happiness.

Wealthier Americans are among those most content with their lives, the new Wall Street Journal / NBC News poll finds. So are retirees, Hispanics and Westerners. People in these groups disproportionately rate their lives a solid 10 on a 1-to-10 scale, with a 1 being the depths of personal disappointment.

Among the least content are Southerners and people who consider themselves poor. They give lower ratings to their lives than do Americans as a whole. [...]

Nothing makes more difference, though, than wealth. In households making $ 75,000 a year or more, 66% gave their lives an 8 or better, compared with just 36% of those in households making less than $ 30,000 a year.

And people wonder why we're trending towards greater transfers of wealth for less work?

Posted by at September 15, 2013 9:43 AM
  

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