The Atlantic Monthly writes up Facebook’s happiness index – they call it Gross National Happiness, but it’s not – it’s net of unhappiness – at least as measured. I’m a sceptic as to what conclusions one can draw from this, but one can see that killing some pirates rates as the most significant isolated event in 2009 for Americans. Killing Michael Jackson barely caused a blip. We are justice loving creatures, though of course we continue to argue about what justice is. Others getting their just deserts for what they did to us is what usually gets the heart racing.