Brazil isn’t growing—so why are Brazilians so happy?

Brazil isn’t growing—so why are Brazilians so happy?
May 7th 2013
http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2013/05/economist-explains-why-brazilians-happy-slow-growth-brazil

the average Brazilian worker is only a quarter as productive as an American one.

if Brazil is to join the ranks of rich countries, its GDP will have to get much bigger. At only $11,000 per capita, there will not be enough to go round otherwise

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