What Makes the Healthiest and Happiest Societies? Hint: It's Not Wealth

09 March 2010

Yes! Magazine's Brook Jarvis interviews epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson who explains why it's equality, and not high income, that makes a society thrive.

"We live in a world of deep inequality, and the gap between the rich and the poor is widening. We in the rich world generally agree that this is a problem we ought to help fix-but that the real beneficiaries will be the billions of people living in poverty. After all, inequality has little impact on the lives of those who find themselves on top of the pile. Right? - Not exactly..."

The complete interview can be accessed on Alteranet:

http://www.alternet.org/story/145955/

 

 

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