Friday, March 27, 2009

We do better when we're equal

Lynsey Hanley reviews Wilkinson and Picket's book: The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better.

"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."

Can someone send a copy to all members of the Lebanese government and parliament who are still stuck in antediluvian liberalism?

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