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Guest Book Review: The Spirit Level

The Spirit Level, published in 2009, argues that what matters for human well-being is not ongoing increases in average income, but how equally a country’s income is shared. Not surprisingly, pundits on the left of the political spectrum have endorsed this book, while pundits on the right of the political spectrum have sought to overthrow its argument.

In a Guest Book Review for Maxim Institute, economist Nathan McLellan discusses the arguments outlined in The Spirit Level.

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Guest Book Review: The Spirit Level

This review examines the anthropology and the societal vision that underpins The Spirit Level and the policy prescriptions that are presented for realising this vision. After summarising Wilkinson and Pickett’s overall argument in the first section of this review, the second section examines their anthropology and societal vision.

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