We are happy because the bad news affects everybody. Research shows that only bad news affects you, then your life satisfaction goes down. However, when the bad news affects everyone, people are happier.

This is interesting research but I’m not certain I agree with it. I don’t wish others to be poorer and make everyone miserable. What do you think? Does the fact that people are happier when the rich are being taxed more?  Why does class envy work in the United States?