200. re: Review: The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett The Guardian
August 4, 2009 § 1 Comment
Lynsey Hanley in the Guardan writes
We are rich enough. Economic growth has done as much as it can to improve material conditions in the developed countries, and in some cases appears to be damaging health. If Britain were instead to concentrate on making its citizens’ incomes as equal as those of people in Japan and Scandinavia, we could each have seven extra weeks’ holiday a year, we would be thinner, we would each live a year or so longer, and we’d trust each other more.
The numbers are a suprise to me, and wonderful.