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The U.S. drops in the World Happiness rankings. Trump policies won't cheer us up.

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The U.S. drops in the World Happiness rankings. Trump policies won't cheer us up.

The United States keeps getting sadder — and things probably won't get better under the policies of President Donald Trump.  That's one of the conclusions from the latest World Happiness Report released by the United Nations, which has the U.S. dropping a spot to 14th in the world.  SEE ALSO: Girls across the world: This is what 'being a woman' means to me Meanwhile, Norway was ranked as the happiest country. Australia, Canada and Costa Rica all did better than the United States.  One reason America is getting gloomier: money doesn't equal happiness.  "The central paradox of the modern American economy ... is this: income per person has increased roughly three times since 1960, but measured happiness has not risen," writes Jeffrey D. Sachs, the Columbia University economist and special adviser to the UN Secretary-General who compiled the U.S. section of the report. Read more...More about Un, Donald Trump, United Nations, Economy, and Social Good

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The United States keeps getting sadder — and things probably won't get better under the policies of President Donald Trump. 

That's one of the conclusions from the latest World Happiness Report released by the United Nations, which has the U.S. dropping a spot to 14th in the world. 

SEE ALSO: Girls across the world: This is what 'being a woman' means to me

Meanwhile, Norway was ranked as the happiest country. Australia, Canada and Costa Rica all did better than the United States. 

One reason America is getting gloomier: money doesn't equal happiness. 

"The central paradox of the modern American economy ... is this: income per person has increased roughly three times since 1960, but measured happiness has not risen," writes Jeffrey D. Sachs, the Columbia University economist and special adviser to the UN Secretary-General who compiled the U.S. section of the report. Read more...

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