Against the Grain

Fund Drive Special: How Inequality Makes Us Sick

Epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson, along with his co-author Karen Pickett, caused a sensation with their work The Spirit Level, which amassed vast amounts of data to illustrate that whether you are poor or well off, social inequality makes us ill, unhappy, and stressed. In the documentary film “Dysfunctional Societies” Wilkinson makes the case that equality is a public health necessity.

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