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The Pursuit Of Happiness

Author : Daniel Greenberg
ISBN : 188894725X
Genre : Alternative schools
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A study which explores the lives of more than a hundred former students aged 21-49 who spent their formative years at the Sudbury Valley School. It examines in depth their values, their character, and their careers, drawing extensively on their own words.
Category: Alternative schools

Property And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Author : Edward J. Erler
ISBN : 9781538130872
Genre : Political Science
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Edward J. Erler argues that the American Founders considered the right to property the comprehensive natural right that included all other rights. They transformed John Locke’s view of property into both a right and a duty, “the pursuit of happiness.” This view of property has been systematically opposed by the rise of the administrative state.
Category: Political Science

Language And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Author : Chalmers Brothers
ISBN : 0974948705
Genre : Business & Economics
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"In this book ... you will discover a powerful new way of understanding your language, your relationships, your results and - most importantly - yourself."--Back cover.
Category: Business & Economics

The Pursuit Of Happiness

Author : Carol Graham
ISBN : 9780815724049
Genre : Business & Economics
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In The Pursuit of Happiness, the latest addition to the Brookings FOCUS series, Carol Graham explores what we know about the determinants of happiness, acrossand within countries at different stages of development. She then takes a look at just what we can do with that new knowledge and clearly presents both the promise and thepotential pitfalls of injecting the "economics of happiness" into public policymaking. This burgeoning field, largely a product of collaboration between economists and psychologists, is gaining great currency worldwide. One of a handful of pioneers to studythis topic a mere decade ago, Graham is understandably excited about how far the concept has come and its possible utility in the future. The British, French, and Braziliangovernments already have introduced happiness metrics into their benchmarks of national progress, and the U.S. government could follow suit. But "happiness" as a yardstick to help measure a nation's well-being is still a relatively new approach, and many questions remain unanswered. The Pursuit of Happiness spotlights the innovative contributions of happiness research to the dismal science. But it also raises a cautionary note about the issues that stillneed to be addressed before policymakers can make best use of them. An effective definition of well-being that goes beyond measuring income —the Gross National Productapproach —could very well lead to improved understanding of poverty and economic welfare. But the question remains: how best to measure and quantify happiness? While scholars have developed rigorous measures of well-being that can be included in our statistics —as the British are already doing —to what degree should we use such metrics to shape and evaluate policy, particularly in assessing development outcomes? Graham considers a number of unanswered questions, such as whether policy should be more concerned with increasing day-to-day contentment or with providing greater opportunity to build a fulfilling life. Other issues include whether we care more about the happiness of today's citizens or that of future generations. Policies such as reducing our fiscal deficits or reforming our health care system, for example, typically require sacrificing current consumption and immediate well-being for better long-run outcomes. Another is whether policy should focus on reducing misery or raising general levels ofwell-being beyond their relatively high levels, in the same way that reducing poverty is only one choice among many objectives in our macroeconomic policy. Employing the new metrics without attention to these questions could produce mistakes that might undermine the long-term prospects for a truly meaningful economics of well-being. Despite this cautionary note, Graham points out that it is surely a positive development that some of our public attention is going to better understanding and enhancing the well-being of our citizens, rather than emphasizing the rootsof their divide.
Category: Business & Economics

Life Love And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Author : Valerie Jones
ISBN : 1425971482
Genre : Poetry
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"Life, Love and the Pursuit of Happiness" is a personal collection of poems written as the author's private thoughts on love and life when she was in her early teens and continued writing over the next twenty years. The poetry is an expression of all the fears, joys, disappointments and exhilaration that most teenage, twenty and thirty-something's feel. As an accumulation of private thoughts that were not written for publication, the book lifts a corner of the mask that we all wear as a public façade. That is why it is so easy to relate to. Dip into any of the pages here and you will find some connection to the words and the feelings they conjure up. You've been there that's how it felt a "that could be me!" moment. Curl up with "Life, Love and the Pursuit of Happiness", put on some music, pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy!
Category: Poetry

The Pursuit Of Happyness

Author : Chris Gardner
ISBN : 9780061750588
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The astounding yet true rags-to-riches saga of a homeless father who raised and cared for his son on the mean streets of San Francisco and went on to become a crown prince of Wall Street At the age of twenty, Milwaukee native Chris Gardner, just out of the Navy, arrived in San Francisco to pursue a promising career in medicine. Considered a prodigy in scientific research, he surprised everyone and himself by setting his sights on the competitive world of high finance. Yet no sooner had he landed an entry-level position at a prestigious firm than Gardner found himself caught in a web of incredibly challenging circumstances that left him as part of the city's working homeless and with a toddler son. Motivated by the promise he made to himself as a fatherless child to never abandon his own children, the two spent almost a year moving among shelters, "HO-tels," soup lines, and even sleeping in the public restroom of a subway station. Never giving in to despair, Gardner made an astonishing transformation from being part of the city's invisible poor to being a powerful player in its financial district. More than a memoir of Gardner's financial success, this is the story of a man who breaks his own family's cycle of men abandoning their children. Mythic, triumphant, and unstintingly honest, The Pursuit of Happyness conjures heroes like Horatio Alger and Antwone Fisher, and appeals to the very essence of the American Dream.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Pursuit Of Happiness In The Founding Era

Author : Carli N. Conklin
ISBN : 9780826274274
Genre : Philosophy
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Scholars have long debated the meaning of the pursuit of happiness, yet have tended to define it narrowly, focusing on a single intellectual tradition, and on the use of the term within a single text, the Declaration of Independence. In this insightful volume, Carli Conklin considers the pursuit of happiness across a variety of intellectual traditions, and explores its usage in two key legal texts of the Founding Era, the Declaration and William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England. For Blackstone, the pursuit of happiness was a science of jurisprudence, by which his students could know, and then rightly apply, the first principles of the Common Law. For the founders, the pursuit of happiness was the individual right to pursue a life lived in harmony with the law of nature and a public duty to govern in accordance with that law. Both applications suggest we consider anew how the phrase, and its underlying legal philosophies, were understood in the founding era. With this work, Conklin makes important contributions to the fields of early American intellectual and legal history.
Category: Philosophy

The Pursuit Of Happiness

Author : Daniel G. Brinton
ISBN : 9783752353785
Genre : Fiction
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Reproduction of the original: The Pursuit of Happiness by Daniel G. Brinton
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The Pursuit Of Happiness

Author : Et Ansel
ISBN : 9798621603984
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Pursue happiness working a shamanic healing path. ET's focus is on healing the psyche and working a fun system. It is our right to pursue happiness. A fun and refreshing look at healing and redemption.

The Pursuit Of Happiness

Author : Jennifer O'Neill
ISBN : 1475220383
Genre : Self-Help
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What is the most desired thing sought after in life? It is not money, it is not even love, it is happiness! Everyone is searching for happiness. This book is a mini-course outlining 21 spiritual rules to finding success when you are in “The Pursuit of Happiness.” The book was designed with a specific purpose, as a guide to help you tap into your natural ability to be happy. Everyone has the ability to find happiness in his or her life, yet sometimes you need a road map. “The Pursuit of Happiness” is your spiritual road map. Learn to enjoy the journey!
Category: Self-Help