Except that their conclusion may not seem so obvious from where we sit: alone among nations, citizens of the United States are not getting happier as the country has become richer.
My emphasis. Who says we need a military budget amounting to 40 percent of all global arms spending and "six to seven times larger than the $106 billion of the military budget of China and is more than the next 20 largest military spenders combined."
Of course we need that military budget only because we (or our elites) are bound and determined to be Top Empire. Today Digby reproduced an Oliver Stone disquisition that speaks directly to how we might get back on track to enhancing the national happiness:
There's more and it is all good. Click on over to Digby or Oliver Stone's TV series for more to ponder.