Happy economists learn more from him than our teacher with insurance needs. For them, the divorce and unemployment indicators show more about the level of social happiness than total national income. Dinosaurs I Love You To The Moon And Back Poster. And their proposal is just right: Instead of using national income as a measure of people’s satisfaction and state success, we should use something called the “National Satisfaction Index”. it was probably a timely reorientation. The special commitment for the proposal was British economist Richard Layard of London School of Economics and Politics.