‘. . . Somewhere between Plato and Prozac, happiness stopped being a lofty achievement and became an entitlement.’
Richard Schoch, The Secret of Happiness: Three thousand years of searching for the good life.
Has 200 years of liberal capitalism made us any happier?
That’s the question being asked in the 2007 Ross Parish Essay competition, open to people under 30. The deadline for entries is 17 September, with prize money and publication in Policy for the first and second prize winners.
Judging is so impartial that the joint winners a couple of years ago were members of the Greens and Opus Dei respectively.