The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger + How Economic Inequality Harms Societies (must see)

Inequality Hurts Us All

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Dandelion Salad

Previously published July 4, 2010

January 23, 2010

Talk by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett co-authors of The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger recorded January 8, 2010 at Hogness Auditorium, University of Washington, Seattle.


Updated: March 8, 2018

How economic inequality harms societies | Richard Wilkinson

TED on Oct 24, 2011

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.

From the archives:

85 Billionaires and the Better Half by Michael Parenti

Chris Hedges: The Radical Transformation of Jackson, Mississippi

Make No Mistake: The Rule Of The Rich Has Been A Deadly Epoch For Humanity

Chris Hedges: Race and Class Inequality in Major Cities

What Would Socialism Be Like? by Leela Yellesetty (must-read)

Paul Street: We Live In An Abject Authoritarian Plutocracy

Michael Roberts: The IMF Is Worried That With The Huge Increase In Inequality There Is Serious Danger Of Social And Political Unrest

Grotesque Inequality and Anxiety by Graham Peebles

Wealth Belongs To All Of Us – Not Just To The Rich by Dariel Garner