Richard Wilkinson

How economic inequality harms societies

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We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong. Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on health, lifespan, even such basic values as trust.

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Richard Wilkinson · Public health researcher

In "The Spirit Level," Richard Wilkinson charts data that proves societies that are more equal are healthier, happier societies.

In "The Spirit Level," Richard Wilkinson charts data that proves societies that are more equal are healthier, happier societies.