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Can money buy happiness? Scientists say it can

By Adela Suliman

08 Mar 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

A new study shows that happiness rises as income rises—even for those in high income ranges. But still, there's an unhappy minority for whom money doesn't help. The Post reports.

It's a question that philosophers, economists and social scientists have grappled with for decades: Can money buy happiness?

For most people in the United States, the answer is, seemingly, yes.

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