Your Mom Was Wrong…Money Does Buy Happiness
The Beatles taught us that money can’t buy love, but did you know it can buy happiness? This is certainly not the theme of most media these days. The Victorian era A Christmas Carol shows readers that an underpaid husband and father earning what was close to the minimum wage in today’s dollars is happier than his crochety boss with no family or friends. In movies and TV, we often hiss at the ultra-rich villain and cheer on the poor schlub who has found joy in life despite being one bounced check away from financial ruin.