The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold us Well-Being
Released! 05/12/2015
The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold us Well-Being
by William Davies
Hardcover

In winter 2014, a Tibetan monk lectured the world leaders gathered at Davos on the importance of Happiness. The recent DSM-5, the manual of all diagnosable mental illnesses, for the first time included shyness and grief as treatable diseases. Happiness has become the biggest idea of our age, a new religion dedicated to well-being.

In this brilliant dissection of our times, political economist William Davies shows how this philosophy, first pronounced by Jeremy Bentham in the 17... read more