The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone, R. Wilkinson & K. Pickett

Here is some  information on the book:

Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett's The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone is the most influential and talked-about book on society in the last decade - now updated with a new chapter on the controversy the book has ignited.

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 Australians? The answer: inequality.

This groundbreaking book, based on years of research, provides hard evidence to show:

 

  • How almost everything - from life expectancy to mental illness, 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

 

Find it in a bookshop, online or at a library.  Support my local independent (if you want to champion an independent bookseller, let me know, I'll put a link in here...

 

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  • Jessie H.

    I thought this event had already taken place.i signed up by mistake.Sorry ladies

    August 18, 2013

  • Josefine

    The table is still in Victoria's name. I'll aim to be there fairly early though (trains permitting!).

    June 28, 2013

  • Sapna

    Hello, is the table booked un der 'Josefine' ?
    Cheers, S

    June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so sorry to say I can't come this weekend after all - I was really looking forward to it and hate to cancel at the last minute. I have to work and I just can't get out of it!! I hope you all have a great time.

    June 24, 2013

  • Victoria

    Sadly, a change at work means I am now required to work.

    June 21, 2013

  • Victoria

    Okay, everyone that was on the waiting list has now been removed and placed on the attending list for the session that is taking place at Riding House Cafe - same date and time, different venue. I hope you have a good session ladies!

    May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Victoria - same as Kaatje - I'm on the waiting list, would love to join you guys, but want to get the book in time. Thanks.

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • kaatje l.

    Hi Victoria,
    Do you think there's a chance for people on the waiting list to be able to join this session? Just want to make sure I get the book in time if I could attend :)

    May 26, 2013

  • Ellie_Owl

    Shame was looking forward to this one but I'm now off on holiday when this is taking place.

    May 24, 2013

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