This book investigates whether or not there is a causal link between personality traits and the development of alcohol abuse. Findings suggest that there is such a link: people who are inclined toward sensation-seeking are likely to consume more alcohol, and those who show high levels of psychotic and/or antisocial behavior are more inclined to have alcohol problems. The authors successfully develop and validate a measure of the Addiction-Prone Personality.
Green spaces can play a vital role in the health of the
nation. Access to a park or green space can have
wide-ranging benefits for our health and wellbeing.
A safe, natural environment can be a break from our
busy lives – a place to get some fresh air, to exercise
or play – a place to go and relax.
This paper argues that green space can play an
important part in tackling a range of health and
social problems – obesity, cardiovascular disease,
mental ill-health, antisocial behaviour, and health
For while the growing abundance of goods may reduce the value of addi-
tional goods, time becomes more valuable as goods become more abundant.
Utility maximization is of no relevance in a Utopia where everyone’s needs
are fully satisfied, but the constant flow of time makes such a Utopia
impossible. These are some of the issues analyzed in Becker , and
The following sections illustrate the economic approach with four very