May 27, 2008 - An Interview on Happiness

Arthur C. Brooks

In this interview held at the Acton Institute, Arthur C. Brooks ranges widely over a number of topics, and asks: Is there a secret to being happy? Does having children make you happy? What does a declining population say about a culture's view of the future? Why are Americans, including conservatives, obsessed with positive social change? Why are conservatives more likely to give more time, talent and treasure to charities than are secular people? And can the entrepreneurial, risk-taking orientation to life be taught or is it inborn?