: 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.
Bieng 'hip' to an idea doesnt equate with unwavering agreement. I doubt I'd be as hip to page 859 as yourself though.
: If you're expert enough enough to contest Scitovsky, don't let me stop you.
Actually I think Scitovsky is expert, and the study is revealing and challenging - I dont think we can draw automatic conclusions about what it all means though it makes for good discussion.