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The Inner Level by Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson

The Inner Level

The Inner Level by Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson
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Jan 22, 2019 | 352 Pages
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“Anyone who cares about the quality of our collective lives should be stunned by a profound finding: as societies become more unequal, they become less healthy, happy, safe and kind. And this does not just apply to those have-nots below society’s radar; it impacts everyone. For years, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett have been the scientists most responsible for these findings, and in The Inner Level, they confront many of our most urgent problems in a clear, compelling way, one that generates a sense of moral outrage at the damage wrought by inequality.” —Robert Sapolsky, author of Behave

“Humanity prefers equal wealth distributions yet builds economies with ever larger income disparities. Wilkinson and Pickett present a wealth of evidence to show that this development is not good for our health, because inequality produces stress and gnaws at trust. It does so universally and even in some other species. Those who believe that we need to follow ‘the law of the strongest’ may simply have human biology wrong.”  —Frans de Waal, author of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are

“The question of inequality is likely to play a bigger role in the next election than it has for more than a generation. It would be better for all of us if that debate was informed by robust statistical analysis rather than the emotive politics of envy. Any politician wishing to do so would be wise to read Wilkinson and Pickett’s books.” —Andrew Anthony, Observer

The Inner Level holds the reader’s attention by elaborating a phenomenon most will already have observed, and by providing an explanation for the dysfunction they see around them, from the brazen disregard for rules among many corporate and political leaders to the nihilism of drug addicts and school-shooters.” Economist

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