The New Economy: Balancing Happiness and Politics
Debt, unemployment, poverty, insurance, inflation, health care - there is no arguing that our nation continues to face an economic recession that has resulted in people working longer, earning less, paying higher prices, owing more, commuting and thus polluting more and just ultimately becoming overused, overrun and unhappy. So what should be done? While economy and individual happiness are not typically considered together, it seems a return to some founding principles of our nation needs to be revisited. The pursuit of happiness and quality of life has progressively lost importance amidst policies, growth, and statistics. Perhaps a more idealistic society would turn our nation upward; a society focused more on the community, family, citizen involvement and voice, unity, person to person social interaction, provident spending and work-life balance.