The Spirit Level Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/22/2009
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Press

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This eye-opening UK bestseller shows how one single factor--the gap between its richest and poorest members--can determine the health and well-being of a society. "This is a book with a big idea, big enough to change political thinking--"Sunday Times." 352.

Author Biography

Robert B. Reich is a professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. v
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Note on Graphsp. xiii
Material Success, Social Failure
The end of an erap. 3
Poverty or inequality?p. 15
How inequality gets under the skinp. 31
The Costs of Inequality
Community life and social relationsp. 49
Mental health and drug usep. 63
Physical health and life expectancyp. 73
Obesity: wider income gaps, wider waistsp. 89
Educational performancep. 103
Teenage births: recycling deprivationp. 119
Violence: gaining respectp. 129
Imprisonment and punishmentp. 145
Social mobility: unequal opportunitiesp. 157
A Better Society
Dysfunctional societiesp. 173
Our social inheritancep. 195
Equality and sustainabilityp. 215
Building the futurep. 229
Appendixp. 267
Referencesp. 271
Indexp. 299
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