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How a cross-country bus trip helped explain happiness

Clip: 11/15/2018 | 2m 54s Video has closed captioning.

Who is happy in America? Author Gary Shteyngart took a bus trip across the country to find out -- and the answer surprised him. Hedge fund managers, some of the most successful Americans by standards of economic achievement, tended to be miserable. College professors, meanwhile, enjoyed “the feeling that they were a part of something bigger.” Shteyngart shares his findings in In My Humble Opinion.

Aired: 11/15/18

Rating: NR

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