At the ASI.
A problem for the happiness economists. If more than £10k a year doesn\’t make you any happier, a central claim of this happiness economics, then clearly no one should receive any more from the welfare state than the amount necessary to top their income up to £10k a year.
For they won\’t be made any happier by getting any more, will they?
Indeed, we could make the population maximally happy simply by having a £10k a year citizens\’ basic income and entirely abolishing the rest of the welfare state altogether. That abolition including the NHS, state financed education and the rest.
It\’s really either or. Either this is true, for more than £10k doesn\’t make you happier, or more than £10k does make you happier in which case the central theory is wrong.
That the happiness gurus never do applaud capping benefits at £10k per head rather shows what they really believe…..