Why Switzerland is the Happiest Country in the World
Jillian Richardson
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The “World Happiness Report” doesn’t just incorporate those externalities — it’s entire assessment is based on them entirely, completely forgoing any survey or study of people’s actual satisfaction with life. They just assume that people living in a country with these specific factors should be happy.

Why aren’t you happy when you have all these things we decided should make people happy?

The “tell” in this lie is the fact that Switzerland is one of the highest per-capita users of psychotropic drugs (anti-depressants), second only to the Netherlands.

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