That\’s what we\’re told, right?
Louisiana is the happiest state in the US, followed by Hawaii and Florida. The unhappiest states are West Virgina, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania,
Ah, perhaps it isn\’t in fact true then?
Here\’s a list of States with their Gini.
Purely by eyeballing it seems that Louisiana and Florida have above average inequality while Rhode Island and Pennsylvania seem to be at or below said average (if anyone has the maths to either confirm this relationship of graph it, feel free to post it up somewhere so I can link).
Which rather puts paid to hte idea in The Spirit Level that inequality makes people unhappy, doesn\’t it?