Hierarchy does not tell you where the power and knowledge are located; you have to do some homework if you need to find where they are in an organization.
Americans should follow the British in reconsidering the wisdom of living under a centralized Leviathan in a distant capital, that is, Washington.
I was born in England, but since 1973 was happier to think of myself as European. Today, with the UK choosing to leave the European Union, I feel diminished, a member of a small, belligerent island nation more than half full of bitter, cowardly people.
Our American character almost demands such a department. Happiness is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence which entitles us to the pursuit of it. Clearly, the founders thought happiness was a big deal; on the same level as life and liberty.