Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett – Inequality is bad for your mental health

The authors explain how inequality leads to a fracturing of communities, increases loneliness and leaves people with less time to care for friends, relatives and the disabled. A society where your status is judged by how much you earn causes higher levels of stress and anxiety, they have found. And they argue that only by capping executive pay, giving workers a greater say in running companies and beefing up trade unions can tackle the problem.

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