Human well-being and Inequality do not match! We highly recommend the latest book by our friend and ICSE member professor Kate Pickett, titled "The Inner Level" and co-authored by professor Richard Wilkinson. The book deals with the various mental consequences of unequal societies. Their analysis finds that human beings interact very differently in the context of an unequal society. Inequality creates greater social divisions, more competition and ultimately a more aggressive lifestyle, fostering social tension, anxiety and higher stress levels. This in turn makes us more susceptible to mental illness, dissatisfaction and resentment.
"The Inner Level" is a smart and concise account on the implications of unequal societies and shows why Kate Pickett's work on Progressive Society's Independent Commission for Sustainable Equality (ICSE) will be more than helpful. It is offering a fascinating outlook on social equality and how to move towards a more cooperative and compassionate society.
Watch the video below to let Kate Pickett herself explain the negative impact of inequality on the human psyche.
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