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“Wilkinson and Pickett make an eloquent case that the income gap between a nation's richest and poorest is the most powerful indicator of a functioning and healthy society…Felicitous prose and fascinating findings make this essential reading.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred)
“In this fascinating sociological study, the authors do an excellent job of presenting the research, analyzing nuances, and offering policy suggestions for creating more equal and sustainable societies. For all readers, specialized or not, with an interest in understanding the dynamics today between economic and social conditions.” ―Library Journal
“The Spirit Level will change the way you think about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, especially if you live in the United States. You will reexamine what it means to be successful, how you will seek and achieve personal satisfaction, and what you owe your fellow citizen.” ―Jo Perry, BookBrowse.com
“It has taken two experts from the field of public health to deliver a major study of the effects of inequality on society. Though Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett are British, their research explores the United States in depth, and their work is an important contribution to the debate our country needs.” ―Robert B. Reich, from the foreword
“Might be the most important book of the year.” ―Guardian
“Fascinating and deeply provoking…The Spirit Level does contain a powerful political message. It is impossible to read it and not to be impressed by how often greater equality appears to be the answer, whatever happens to be the question. It provides a connection between what otherwise look like disparate social problems.” ―David Runciman, London Review of Books
Whether you agree with Wilkinson and Pickett or not, you really should read this book.
This topic is topic is *the* one of the important ones for our age. Read more
This book hit the nail on the head. They had good back for all their hypothesis. I just wish our politicians would read it and take heart.Published 2 months ago by Claire Chase
interesting book filled with very clear and excellent research.Published 3 months ago by Lawrence R. Chottiner
A fascinating display of data that supports the benefits of egalitarian societies. People usually make moral arguments for socialism and equality. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Drew Rogers
I would not recommend buying this book. It was a required reading for a college class I took. I did not read the book and still passed the class. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Morgan
I normally do not review books, especially textbooks. However, this book is so amazing. It is an interesting read and the authors use evidence to back on their statements. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
An important book addressing things at the core of so many relevant and contemporary equality issues.Published 8 months ago by Kathryn Daily