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The way we live now: A hard-hitting study of the social effects of inequality has profound implications,


We are rich enough. Economic growth has done as much as it can to improve material conditions in the developed countries, and in some cases appears to be damaging health. 1,399 more words


Democracy, Inequality & Power: Policy & Politics conference 2015

Policy Press Journals Executive Kim Eggleton gives us a whistle stop tour of the key themes and speakers from the 2015 Policy and Politics Conference. Whether you’re looking to find out more about the event or just be reminded of all that was covered over it and to have a flick through some of the photographs taken then you’ve come to the right place… 265 more words

Policy & Politics

The human cost of inequality

by Tessa Coombes, guest blogger for P&P conference 2015

The second day of the conference started with an excellent presentation from Prof. Kate Pickett, from the University of York. 473 more words


The future is green, and liberating for children

Lensman’s recent guest blog Towards the aetiology of paedophobia explored some fundamental aspects of society and where modern living has gone badly wrong, in terms both of its sustainability and its desirability, not least for children. 2,168 more words

leonard sisyphus mann reblogged this on Consenting A̶d̶u̶l̶t̶s̶ Humans and commented:

This essay, published on Tom O'Carroll's excellent Heretic TOC blog, is the follow-up to the earlier essay "Towards the aetiology of paedophobia". That essay (you can read it here) proposed that paedophobia (“hyper-hostile anti-paedophilia”) is an unintended consequence of values and institutions necessary to the functioning of capitalism, and in particular consumer capitalism. This essay takes the findings of the earlier essay and tries to envisage the nature of a society whose values and institutions don't foster paedophobia.

3 More Ways Inequality Poisons Societies

Before I started writing this blog, I read an interesting book called The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson.  941 more words


York People's Question Time - A Most Excellent Success

Having sold out the first venue in a matter of days, the York People’s Question Time found a new venue, the Conference Suite at the Royal York Hotel, following some searching by one of the organizers, but this similarly reached its capacity of 410 after a very short time. 427 more words

Public Meeting

The Spirit Level

The latest book I finished reading is The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Richard G. Wilkinson and Kate Pickett. This book is a comprehensive study about inequality and the impacts to societies as a whole. 556 more words