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(Media) "Happiness study 'lets austerity off the hook', psychologists claim"

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Sean, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. Sean

    Sean Senior Member

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    Our old friend, Lord Layard at work again. Credit to the psychs who are speaking out against this tripe.

     
  2. GreyOwl

    GreyOwl Dx: strong belief system, avoidance, hypervigilant

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    Only a frigging moron and his friends would fail to connect the effect of poverty on relationships and physical and mental health.
     
  3. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Hibernating

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    This is why we need to focus on human needs, not some vague notion of 'happiness' (especially when a substantial proportion of the population is not content)
     
  4. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Hibernating

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    Further thoughts: this is a classic case of telling politicians what they want to hear. Why use objective measures when you can just brainwash the populace and use subjective measures?
     
  5. dyfalbarhau

    dyfalbarhau

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    Objective measures make things so complicated, though. How can you have policy-based evidence when you're using objective measures?
     
  6. A.B.

    A.B. Senior Member

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    I wonder how wealthy Lord Richard Layard is.
     
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  7. SilverbladeTE

    SilverbladeTE Senior Member

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    All about making the rich and powerful feel comfy
    making them feel that like they once did, that the poor DESERVE to be poor
    that the weak DESERVE to be abused because they made themselves weak!
    if the poor are sick, it's THEIR fault!

    *think Scrooge or Hitler when reading those lines*
    Well, to HELL with that, says I!

    middle-finger-retro.jpg

    the rich and powerful HATED what happened after World War 2, when folk clawed back their rights and rebuilt and ordinary folk made good
    But, long, long work in progress by the Elite to drag it all back to the early 1800s with no rights for peons, worse in fact, with cybernetics the Luddites fears have come true and the Elite don't need peons any more, so the Peons are to be ground into the dust and if they fight back, exterminated

    Wake up and smell the coffee, folk!
    This is what it's ALL about.
     
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  8. SilverbladeTE

    SilverbladeTE Senior Member

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    londo-mollari-intelligence-has-nothing-to-do-with-politics.jpg

    Sums it up well ;)

    Politicians 9 times out of ten end up being the "sock puppets" of the real Powers Behind The Throne as it were, with the Elite having their hand up the arse of the politicians and making them support what the Elite want

    note how many politicians in UK/USA have degrees etc in science, mathematics etc? Yeah VERY damn few.
    How many genuinely WERE "ordinary folk", again, very damn few.

    Democracy is doomed decaying and about to burn and flame out, only hope that whoever might survive makes seeking re-election a CAPITAL offence, seriously, as that desire to stay in power is largely what empowers the corruption :/
    1 term, ever, ONLY, no more "revolving doors" either or ANY links with business etc ever AFTER leaving office.

    Way it works is, Politician Mr Rat Bastardus, arranges tax breaks for Corporation B, and , ensures Health Insurance Company C has secret support that denies the medical claim of the chronically ill or those harmed by industrial pollutants etc
    When Politician Rat Bastardus leaves power, and if he's done enough dirty deeds or has enough blackmail on folk he'll have "honours" as well, and the corporations fit him up with all these cushy non-existing jobs
    he only has to turn up for shareholder meetings or the like 4 times a year, and earns at least £10,000 per year, and that's the BOTTOM end of the scale, for a Cabinet Minister, talking £50,000+ per year for their "services"

    the "expenses scandal" in the Uk was NOTHING, the real money those scum make on the side is as I explained, please go check up on it, the amount they can make is staggering, and often they arrange it so spouses, siblings etc get these positions so it isn't too obvious to the brainwashed public, they arrange each other to get these mice cushy earners.

    So we are being MURDERED to keep politician scum in corrupt corporate back handers which they can spend on cocaine, prostitutes, mansion houses...and far FAR worse things.
     
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