Rich people are reporting greater happiness since the economic downturn began, a speaker at a real estate and development symposium told a crowd at the Doerr-Hosier Center on Friday.Jim Taylor, vice chairman of The Harrison Group of Waterbury, Conn., which researches the attitudes and behaviors of people making $125,000 per year and up, told the 200 or so people who attended the event that of the people he surveys, 72 percent say they are happy, compared to 58 percent one year ago.This seemingly contradictory finding is the result of the nation’s wealthy and affluent families saving more money, practicing more self-discipline and spending more time together, Taylor said.
By Curtis Wackerle, August 10, 2009 Aspen Daily News

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