A study reported yesterday claims to rank states by how happy they are.
Leaving aside the absurdity of anthropomorphized states, I have a question for the study’s authors: Who cares?
This study is useless fodder for smiling talking heads in the 24 hour news cycle and it’s totally meaningless.
Now, I can see some value in discovering what makes people happy, but to then take that data, average it by state, apply some arbitrary value and rank the states?
You’ve just moved from legitimate science to a sideshow.