|Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger The Spirit Level, based on thirty years of research, takes this truth a step further. One common factor links the healthiest and happiest societies: the degree of equality among their members. Further, more unequal societies are bad for everyone within them-the rich and middle class as well as the poor.
Almost every modern social problem-poor health, violence, lack of community life, teen pregnancy, mental illness-is more likely to occur in a less-equal society. Renowned researchers Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett lay bare the contradictions between material success and social failure in the developed world. They offer a way toward a new political outlook, shifting from self-interested consumerism to a friendlier, more sustainable society.|
Category: Personal Growth/Self Help
Series: Life Skills/Social Skills
Author: Wilkinson, Richard
Publication Date: 01-04-2011