: Precisely - how to overcome the changing 'value' of the work 'happy'
Obviously happiness---AND the increasing expectations of the consumer---change.
If you had read Capital (volume three, International 1967,p. 859) you'd already to be hip the idea of historically determined social needs.
People's perception of historically determined social needs do not change from moment to moment. We take for granted the Quad sound system and move on the iMac. The happiness each engendered AT THE TIME, however, is the same---or at least is to the extent that it can be describedAnd the happiness described in Scitovsky's study belonged to the SAME people.
If you're expert enough enough to contest Scitovsky, don't let me stop you.