An interesting discussion paper from the UK Government’s Strategy Unit:
“Most societies pursue a range of ends — such as freedom, justice, human development, order or equality. Some give these goals formal expression: liberté, egalité et fraternité in France; ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ in the USA: — Bhutan even has a stated goal of Gross National Happiness. This paper introduces research that sheds light on the determinants of one of these goals: life satisfaction.”
Read the paper here.