Income inequality is bad for society

The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, a book published in 2009, show how, exactly, income inequality is related to bad outcomes on average.

The 11 graphs, available at the Equality Trust website, speak for themselves.

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Societies with more income inequality have higher infant death rates than other societies:

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Societies with more income inequality have higher rates of mental illness than other societies:

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Societies with more income inequality have a higher incidence of drug use than other societies:

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Societies with more income inequality have a higher high school drop out rate than other societies:

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Societies with more income inequality imprison a larger proportion of their population than other societies:

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Societies with more income inequality have a higher rate of obesity than other societies:

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Individuals in societies with more income inequality are less likely to be in a different class than their parents compared to other societies:

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Individuals in societies trust others less than people in other societies:

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Societies with more income inequality have higher rates of homicide than other societies:

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Societies with more income inequality give less in foreign aid than other societies

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Children in societies with more income inequality do less well than children in other societies:

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At the following video, Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on health, lifespan, even such basic values as trust.

by AntiWorldNews 

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