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The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

Wilkinson, Richard; Pickett, Kate

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ISBN 10: 0241954290 / ISBN 13: 9780241954294
Published by Penguin Books, London, 2010
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Signed by Wilkinson and Pickett on the title page. An unread near fine copy. Light shelf wear, especially at head and foot of spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000637

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Title: The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes...

Publisher: Penguin Books, London

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Authors

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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; and, 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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Richard Wilkinson has played a formative role in international research and his work has been published in ten languages. He studied economic history at the London School of Economics before training in epidemiology and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Nottingham Medical School and Honorary Professor at University College London.

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