Health, wealth and happiness
“I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love.”
- The Beatles
Money may not buy you love, although careful observation suggests it doesn’t seem to hurt your chances, but it certainly does buy you good health and better life expectancy:
Prosperity is a good thing. Would you trade up to five years of your life for less of it?
[Chart by Gapminder, Hat tip Stephen Hicks.]