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I might check out the book but I would definitely disagree with the idea that a government's goal should be to bring about "feelings of common good" among people, nor do I see how they would even be capable of that.

We see what happens in countries like France that go down the socialist road and it's not pretty.


Doesn't most of these Happiness surveys show probably the most capitalist country and inequal in Europe is the happiest i.e. Ireland. Or is there just an Irish tendancy to either a. Be happy b. say I am happy to foreigners taking surveys

I am being to think about inequality again along these lines. Why Inequality is bad is not so much about people having the nessities of life but the fact that others get more. Jealously in effect. Hence why an unequal society has more robbery. Maybe I am wrong it is a thought steam in progress.

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