utilitarianism

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doctrine that the useful is the good

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Regarding age, the results of this investigation are coherent with the U-Shaped happiness theory, where the higher levels of happiness are experienced before the twenties and after the fifties (Blanchflower & Oswald, 2006).
Happiness theory, as put forth by economists such as Robert Frank and Daniel Kahneman, (1) holds that the material opulence produced by free markets bears no necessary connection to the happiness of people within those markets; indeed, the opposite is often suggested.