Thursday, January 7, 2010

More Education = More Happiness ?

I recommend reading Nicholas Kristof's op-ed in today's New York Times regarding the seeming relationship between the money a nation spends on education and that nation's happiness level. In addition to happiness, there are also other benefits, such as gender equality and more. Perhaps the United States cannot be Costa Rica (Kristof's prime example), but certainly the disparity between the amount our nation spends on weapons and what it spends on education has much to do with the inequalities (and therefore happiness) of its citizens.

More money for education and less money for weapons--at home and abroad--certainly sounds closer to the biblical understanding of justice than the other way around.

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