The Commute Paradox


In a paper entitled Stress that Doesn’t Pay, Swiss economists Bruno Frey and Alois Stutzer wrote that a bad commute reduces happiness regardless of how long we’re exposed to it. Even the loss of a limb or winning the lottery doesn’t create a permanent and sizable shift in happiness, but a bad commute does. They call this the “commute paradox”.

 

happiness after an event

 

About Project Graph: At Wharton we’re taught that everything can be graphed. This is my attempt to graph my goings-on.