The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson

This book presents a compelling argument that income inequality within a society leads to a wide range of social and health problems. The authors use a variety of statistical data from different countries to show that societies with more equal distribution of incomes have better health, fewer social problems such as violence, drug abuse, and mental illness, and are more cohesive than ones in which the gap between the rich and poor is greater. The book challenges the notion that societal problems are inevitable in modern, developed societies and offers a new way of understanding how we can improve the quality of life for all.

The 9014th greatest book of all time


Published
2009
Nationality
British
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
330-350
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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