The truth is that relative income is not directly related to happiness. Nonpartisan social-survey data clearly show that the big driver of happiness is earned success: a person’s belief that he has created value in his life or the life of others.
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As a political independent, I would gladly vote for any political party dedicated to limited government and entrepreneurship.
If you save your money but retire with the same pension as a free-spending neighbor, that is also unfair.