Book Launch: Happiness is the Wrong Metric

Join us for a book launch celebrating Amitai Etzioni's latest book, Happiness is the Wrong Metric: A Liberal Communitarian Response to Populism. 

Happiness is the Wrong Metric addresses the conflict between globalism and nationalism. It provides a liberal communitarian response to the rise of populism occurring in many democracies.  The book highlights the role of communities next to that of the state and the market. Above all, the book offers a framework for dealing with moral challenges people face as they seek happiness but also to live up to their responsibilities to others and the common good.


Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University
Steven Livingston, George Washington University
Katherine Marshall, Georgetown University
John Carr, Georgetown University

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Elliott School of International Affairs