Measuring and dating happiness
However, the term itself, 'Gross National Happiness', was previously coined in 1979 during an interview at Bombay airport when the then king of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, said "We do not believe in Gross National Product.Gross National Happiness is more important." Two Canadians, Michael and Martha Pennock, played a major role in developing the Bhutanese GNH survey.This special issue hopes to bring together contributions from specialists in electrical engineering, computer science, psychological/physiological science, and medical science that will advance the state-of-the-art technology in happiness informatics.Potential topics include, but are not limited to: Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at
” Some of the results are unsurprising: the rich report being happier than do the poor.Market capitalism, the engine that runs most of the world economy, seems to be doing its job well. Once upon a time, that job was generally agreed to be to make people better off. A number of economists, in search of big problems to solve, and politicians, looking for bold promises to make, think that it ought to be doing something else: making people happy.The view that economics should be about more than money is widely held in continental Europe.Adam Kramer, a psychologist from the University of Oregon, has developed a behavioral model of "Gross National Happiness" based on the use of positive and negative words in social network status updates, resulting in a quantitative GNH metric.The former king of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej, was a close friend of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck and conceived the similar philosophy of “Sufficiency Economy.” In 2016, Thailand launched its own GNH center.