What the Misery Index Says About Sadness

Wondering why plunging unemployment and sustained economic growth have not lifted our spirits, we need just look at the Misery Index.

What We Can Learn From a Happiness Curve

Whether looking at great apes or humans, there is evidence that all of us experience a dip in our happiness curves at a similar stage of the life cycle.

How the Economy Affects Our Vote

The impact of the economy on our voting patterns is about much more than inflation, unemployment, and how much the GDP has grown.

How to Measure Our Misery

The economic way to demonstrate sadness is to look at misery indexes that use macro data to measure changes in our emotions.

Our Weekly Roundup: From Misery to Chocolate

This week’s everyday economics stories involved quantitative easing, monetary and fiscal policy, supply and demand, ROI, GDP, unemployment and inflation.

An Economist’s Definition of Misery

While a misery index shows a nation’s inflation and unemployment rates, the eurozone’s high unemployment might create disproportionate unhappiness.