Opinion | The Rich Are Not Who We Think They Are. And Happiness Is Not What We Think It Is, Either.

Opinion | The Rich Are Not Who We Think They Are. And Happiness Is Not What We Think It Is, Either.

The Rich Are Not Who We Think They Are. And Happiness Is Not What We Think It Is, Either. Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. Mr. Stephens-Davidowitz is the author of “Don’t Trust Your Gut: Using Data to Get What You Really Want in Life,” from which this essay is adapted. We now know who is rich in America. And it’s not who you might have guessed. A groundbreaking 2019 study by four economists, “Capitalists in the Twenty-First Century,” analyzed de-identified data of the complete universe of American taxpayers to determine who dominated the top 0.1 percent of earners. The study didn’t tell us about the small number of well-known tech and shopping …
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