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In an op-ed, Prof. Adam Alter discusses the disconnect between wealth and a meaningful life

Excerpt from The New Yorker -- "But, if wealth fostered happiness, it appeared to drain meaningfulness. Between ninety-five and a hundred per cent of the respondents from poverty-stricken Sierra Leone, Togo, Kyrgyzstan, Chad, and Ethiopia reported leading meaningful lives. Only two-thirds of the respondents in Japan, France, and Spain believed their lives had meaning."

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