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VIDEO: The Spirit Level: Equality and the Good Life

Rightwing pundits jumped on candidate Obama for saying we do better when we share. These two British researchers show the correlation of inequality and level of trust, murder rates, imprisonment rates and mental illness. John Kenneth Galbraith decried the public squalor existing alongside private opulence. Will the crisis lead us to a balance of public and private?
"The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger" by Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson

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

Interview with epidemologist Richard Wilkinson explains why it's equality, not high income, that makes a society thrive.

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Want the Good Life? Your Neighbors Need It, Too by Brooke Jarvis in Yes Magazine Mar 4, 2010

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