The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.John Maynard Keynes
- Retirement should be a happier time, conditioned upon not being ill. 
- People are treated for mental disorders, they go back to work and they earn wages again. We can see how their earnings go up. But how do they feel about themselves and the world? That has a value. 
- We usually think that a strong economy leads to an increase in life satisfaction among the population. We found that's not the case in Scotland.