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Is it a national goal to create happy citizens?

Edgar Cabanas, Eva Illouz: Manufacturing Happy Citizens – How the Science and Industry of Happiness Control our Lives

Joy has recently become a large and lucrative business in most of the western world. New book takes a wise assessment of modern society's pursuit of happiness, and concludes that happiness in many cases is illusory.

Good luck on the train 

Rolf Dobelli: The Art of Good Life

Do what you are good at and withstand the restlessness of today, says self-help guru Dobelli. 

William Davies: The Happiness Industry

Talking about happiness optimization without thinking about the individual's life situation is a gross misunderstanding of what a life is.