#83 Richard Wilkinson: The Spirit Level, How to Seek Equality

Dr. Richard Wilkinson is Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, having retired in 2008. He is also Honorary Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London and Visiting Professor at the University of York. In 2009, he co-founded The Equality Trust. He was also awarded a 2013 Silver Rose Award from Solidar for championing equality and the 2014 Charles Cully Memorial Medal by the Irish Cancer Society. Finally, he’s the co-author of the greatly influential book, along with his wife, Dr. Kate Pickett, The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better.

In this episode, we focus on Dr. Wilkinson’s book, The Spirit Level, and discuss some of the main topics about economic inequality. Topics include: how to define economic inequality; the social and individual benefits of equality; Martin Daly’s work and sexual inequality; the case of Scandinavian countries; possible ways to fight inequality and its effects; and Universal Basic Income. 

Link to podcast version (Anchor): https://bit.ly/2VRAuxP

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