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Should politicians focus on happiness?


The Office of National Statistics has added four questions about happiness to this year's household survey.

Mark Easton examines the role of happiness in the political agenda. Politeia's Sheila Lawlor and the RSA's Matthew Taylor debate if government can, and should, help people to become happier.

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