Richard Wilkinson discusses inequality and the effects it can have on a country’s citizens.
Just because a country tops the charts for GDP and high income doesn’t mean it’s the most equal, happiest, or healthiest of nations. Research is showing that some of the wealthiest countries also have the greatest equality gaps between rich and poor as well as the highest rates of health problems and mental illnesses.
Richard Wilkinson has done extensive research on the effects and consequences of inequality. View his TED video at http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/how-does-inequality-define-the-health-of-a-nation?.