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The Spirit Level - Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

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What: "The Spirit Level" highlights the "pernicious effects that inequality has on societies: eroding trust, increasing anxiety and illness, (and) encouraging excessive consumption". It shows that for each of eleven different health and social problems: physical health, mental health, drug abuse, education, imprisonment, obesity, social mobility, trust and community life, violence, teenage pregnancies, and child well-being, outcomes are significantly worse in more unequal rich countries. As of September 2012, the book had sold more than 150,000 copies in English. It is available in 23 foreign editions.

How: The Independent described it as "an intellectual flagship of post-crisis compassion, this reader-friendly fusion of number-crunching and moral uplift has helped steer a debate about the route to a kinder, fairer nation." Will Hutton in The Observer described it as "A remarkable new book ...the implications are profound." Roy Hattersley in the New Statesman called it "a crucial contribution to the ideological argument."

Who: Kate Pickett is Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York. Richard Wilkinson is Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham (having retired in 2008). They are co-authors of the Spirit Level.  
    Why: We have hand picked a small but growing selection of books which we hope complement the fair trade products we stock. Inspiring, engaging and educational, we hope that these books can help move forward the discussion and debate around creativity, social justice and sustainability. 



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