8 May 2010

The Spirit Level - a book I recommend

"The Spirit Level" is a book by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett published in the UK by Penguin showing hard evidence that almost everything - from life expectancy to mental illness, violence to illiteracy - is affected not by how wealthy a society is, but by how equal it is. Societies with a bigger gap between rich and poor are bad for everyone in them, including the well-off. It is a book full of positive solutions and shows how we can move towards a happier and fairer future.

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