ATHENS DIALOGUES :

Does Freedom Lead to Happiness?: Economic Growth and Quality of Life

BY Stavros Zenios

Freedom is generally thought to have a positive effect on one’s level of happiness. But is too much liberty a case of having “too much of a good thing”?


The question of “does freedom lead to happiness?” is an old one—but current world financial troubles are a reminder of its lasting relevance. With unrestrained freedom, financial institutions handed out loans to help people achieve the happy dream of owning a home. However, reality took a different turn, and many of these once happy banks and homeow... View Full Summary