Monday, August 9, 2010

The Way We Live Now

"The authors point out that the life-diminishing results of valuing growth above equality in rich societies can be seen all around us. Inequality causes shorter, unhealthier and unhappier lives; it increases the rate of teenage pregnancy, violence, obesity, imprisonment and addiction; it destroys relationships between individuals born in the same society but into different classes; and its function as a driver of consumption depletes the planet's resources".

From a review of The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett in the Guardian.

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