The Spirit Level

This groundbreaking book, based on years of research, provides hard evidence to show: - How almost everything - from life expectancy to depression levels, violence to illiteracy - is affected not by how wealthy a society is, but how equal ...

The Spirit Level

The Spirit Level

Why do we mistrust people more in the UK than in Japan? Why do Americans have higher rates of teenage pregnancy than the French? What makes the Swedish thinner than the Greeks? The answer: inequality. This groundbreaking book, based on years of research, provides hard evidence to show: - How almost everything - from life expectancy to depression levels, violence to illiteracy - is affected not by how wealthy a society is, but how equal it is - That societies with a bigger gap between rich and poor are bad for everyone in them - including the well-off - How we can find positive solutions and move towards a happier, fairer future Urgent, provocative and genuinely uplifting, The Spirit Level has been heralded as providing a new way of thinking about ourselves and our communities, and could change the way you see the world.

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The Spirit Level
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Kate Pickett, Richard Wilkinson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-11-04 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Why do we mistrust people more in the UK than in Japan? Why do Americans have higher rates of teenage pregnancy than the French? What makes the Swedish thinner than the Greeks? The answer: inequality. This groundbreaking book, based on years of research, provides hard evidence to show: - How
The Spirit Level
Language: en
Pages: 374
Authors: Richard Wilkinson, Kate Pickett
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-05-03 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

It is common knowledge that, in rich societies, the poor have worse health and suffer more from almost every social problem. This book explains why inequality is the most serious problem societies face today.
The Spirit Level Delusion
Language: en
Pages: 172
Authors: Christopher Snowdon
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Democracy Institute/Little Dice

Do Cubans live longer than Americans? Are Scandinavians happier than the British? Do Oscar winners live longer than other actors? Does capitalism cause mental illness? Does inequality lead to murder? Would higher taxes make us slimmer, more trusting and more charitable? The Spirit Level Delusion shines the light of reason
The Spirit Level
Language: en
Pages: 81
Authors: David Barber
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Winner of the Terrence Des Pres Prize for Poetry The Spirit Level is the first collection by an exciting new voice in American poetry. Representing the world as a place of feverish energies, David Barber creates a virtuoso tension between playful, sometimes flamboyant, diction, and the seriousness of his concerns.
The Spirit Level
Language: en
Pages: 148
Authors: Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, McBrewster John
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-27 - Publisher: Alphascript Publishing

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better is a book by Richard G. Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, published in 2009. This book is also published in

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