I speak with Louise Koch as we contrast the claims that the Danes are some of the happiest people in the world with real life experiences.
Louise, aka “Fruity Lou”, is from Denmark and we struck up a conversation about a meme that makes the connection between the happiness of the Danes and their extensive welfare state. But are things really as good as the propaganda suggests? I had to interview her to find out more and do some research of my own.
The research institutions that produce happiness reports are funded by governmental agencies and of course they tell us that government intervention helps to make people happy.
To find out more about Louise and her great work visit http://fruitylou.com/
Depression and Antidepressants: A Nordic Perspective
The number of persons with alcohol problems in the Danish population
Happiness Research Institute