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( source , this is the version of 2010, click image to enlarge) The World Giving Index offers a view of charitable behavior worldwide reflecting the fact that being charitable is about more than simply giving money. (In case you’re wondering about the link between charity and human rights, go here ).
Here’s my column for BBC Future from last week. It was originally titled ‘ Why money can’t buy you happiness ‘, but I’ve just realised that it would be more appropriately titled if I used a “won’t” rather than a “can’t”. There’s a saying that people who think money can’t buy happiness don’t know where to shop.
The Giving Pledge promoted by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett is a huge commitment of funds by the super-rich to philanthropic ends. At its core is a view that business, however conducted, is just a means to an end, the source of money to be distributed to good causes by wealthy elites.
Money really can’t buy happiness, research shows .