Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson write that equality of opportunity is an illusion if people don’t have the necessary equality of income to make meaningful plans: British social mobility is damaged by the UK’s high income inequality. Economists have argued that young people from low income families are ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson comment on the moral and practical harm done by continued inequality: Inequality matters because, as a robust and growing body of evidence shows, the populations of societies with bigger income differences tend to have poorer physical and mental health, more illicit drug use, ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Sam Pizzigati interviews Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett about the fight against inequality and the next piece of the puzzle to be put in place: [Pickett:]…In The Spirit Level, we have all these correlations between inequality and social problems, and we have theories and hypotheses about what ...

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – David Atkins highlights Gallup’s latest polling showing that U.S. trust in public institutions continues to erode. And Paul Krugman notes that there’s reason for skepticism about the snake oil being peddled as economic policy in order to further enrich the already-wealthy: Why, after all, should anyone believe at ...

NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Occupy Wall Street: Income Inequality Harms Societies

As Richard Wilkinson says, “Something we instinctively know, inequality is divisive and socially corrosive.” In this TED talk he takes us through the data, charts and numbers that demonstrate the effect this has on us all:

NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Occupy Wall Street: Income Inequality Harms Societies

As Richard Wilkinson says, “Something we instinctively know, inequality is divisive and socially corrosive.” In this TED talk he takes us through the data, charts and numbers that demonstrate the effect this has on us all:

NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Occupy Wall Street: Income Inequality Harms Societies

As Richard Wilkinson says, “Something we instinctively know, inequality is divisive and socially corrosive.” In this TED talk he takes us through the data, charts and numbers that demonstrate the effect this has on us all: