Why equality holds the key to a better life for all of us

Why equality holds the key to a better life for all of us
Anxiety has objectively worsened, say the authors of The Inner LevelGETTY

Rather than dole out inspirational quotes or advice on breathing exercises, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett instead explain the impact of inequality on an individual level: on the way we feel, think and act

Sociology: The Inner Level, By Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, Allen Lane, €23

The rise and fall of the Ugg boot – that staple of noughties fashion – is not a tale you might expect to find in a serious analysis of inequality. But the changing fortunes of sheepskin footwear are cited in this new book by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett as an instance of what others have sniffingly termed “prole drift”, or...

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