Materialism

Economists oversell the benefits of material goods

Philosophers often undersell economic growth

But it’s important to put the two in conversation

Is the average American happier than the average American 100 years ago?

Surely we are more economically fulfilled in terms of technology, medicine, education and services

In fact we are perhaps 500% more economically fulfilled

But are we anywhere close to 5x as happy?

No

So how can we grow the economy and also grow our fulfillment in philosophy?

The only way is to put the two in conversation

Time to make supply and demand models of happiness

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