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When Prosperity Leads to Disaffection (Foreign Affairs)

Sep 18, 2017

Foreign Affairs published an op-ed co-authored by Senior Research Fellow Katrina Kosec related to recent research, “Economic development, mobility, and political discontent: An experimental test of Tocqueville’s thesis in Pakistan”. In the piece, Kosec argued that the combination of feeling relatively poor despite a sense that one lives in a prospering society was the true driver of unhappiness, and explained how this relates to some recent political developments around the globe.