Some scientist turn hucksters, making extravagant and seductive claims without sufficient corroborative evidence. Consumers are drawn in and pay the price, often without realizing that they have been had.
A web-based training package promises to turn anyone quickly into a mindfulness trainer, regardless of background or previous training. Promoters of the package claim it is backed by more science than its competitors.
Donald Trump: “I don’t pursue happiness, I pursue money.” Phil: “why?” Donald Trump: “Because money buys me the things I want, such as material goods, and pretty women.” Phil: “And why do you want to get these things” Donald Trump: “Because they make me happy.” In Happyism: The Creepy New Economics of Pleasure, Deirdre […]