the Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Kate Pickett, Richard Wilkinson

Jun 28th, 2015
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This groundbreaking book, based on thirty years' research, demonstrates that more unequal societies are bad for almost everyone within them-the well-off and the poor. The remarkable data the book lays out and the measures it uses are like a spirit level which we can hold up to compare different societies. The differences revealed, even between rich market democracies, are striking. Almost every modern social and environmental problem-ill health, lack of community life, violence, drugs, obesity, mental illness, long working hours, big prison populations-is more likely to occur in a less equal society. The book goes to the heart of the apparent contrast between material success and social failure in many modern national societies.

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The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies StrongerbyKate Pickett,Richard WilkinsonThis groundbreaking book, based on thirty years' research, demonstrates that more unequal societies are bad for almost everyone within them-the well-offandthe poor. The remarkable data the bo

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