*Ferraris for all*

That is a 2010 book by Daniel Ben-Ami, published in the United Kingdom.  It is a very good updating of the basis thesis of Julian Simon that economic growth is a strong net positive for humanity.  Some MR readers will already know these arguments, but many people should read this book.

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I don't want to be too critical without actually reading the book, but how is that sort of thesis reconcilable with the Easterlin "paradox"?

Anon,
The Easterlin paradox is a rather blunt proposition which has been challenged in more recent happiness studies research. It turns out that happiness levels do tend to increase with increases in absolute income, albeit with diminishing returns.

I'm all in favor of net positives, as long as I receive the positive.

If I make $500 at a cost to Tyler (alone) of $400, that's a net positive I like. Even better if the cost to Tyler is not something monetary, because then he might not be able to compel me to compensate him. For example, pollution of the environment.

Economic growth should be widely distributed, even if that is less than the maximum possible growth, IMHO.

My book specifically deals with the "Easterlin paradox" in the chapter on happiness.

Mike Huben,

It sounds like you are in serious need of reading this book.

Don't want to be critical without reading the book , but can't wait for the radiator to trickle down to me.

Isn't the "Easterlin paradox" refuted by the research that demonstrates that growth itself is a contributor to happiness, even if the income effect greatly diminishes after a certain point?

lack supervision from President to americans are sound, must strengthen the supervision on Wall Street. Moreover, nowadays American society, it was clear that, Wall Street's outrages already seriously affected the entity economy.

published in the United Kingdom. It is a very good updating of the basis thesis of Julian Simon that economic growth is a strong net positive for humanity. Some MR readers will already know these arguments, but many people should read this book

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