The Spirit Level

Text analysis and discussion on equitable distribution

Participants explore the extent to which quality of life can be increased by means of equitable distribution of income and wealth rather than economic growth. After considering their own position on the issue, the participants read an interview with Richard Wilkinson, co-author of the study “The Spirit Level”, who maintains that more equal societies suffer from fewer social and health-related problems. They then collect and discuss arguments for and against greater income equality.

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