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Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett (2009) The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone.

A good week for me. I’ve moved up the alphabet from arsehole to author. There was brouhaha over the other side of the Atlantic over plagiarism. 803 more words

The Divide

The Divide tells the story of 7 individuals striving for a better life in modern day US and UK – where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%. 154 more words

Poverty

Crossing the divide

In her film The Divide, a documentary adaption of The Spirit Level, by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, Katharine Round has taken a fairly analytical book and tell a set of stories around it. 887 more words

Politics

Saving Capitalism, For the Many, Not the Few

This title attracted my attention when I read it, and I purchased the book written by Robert B. Reich, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and a former member of the Clinton administration. 702 more words

"The Spirit Level" Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

This one’s for you if you’d like to read more about the possible correlation between social problems and income inequality.

The Spirit Level is easy to summarise- the authors make two points: 1. 1,095 more words

Current Affairs

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

Economy