The Spirit LevelThe Spirit Level

Really really clear, thorough and easy to read explanation of how numerous health and social problems are affected, not by how wealthy a society is, but how equal it is. According to this analysis, societies with a bigger gap between the rich and the poor are bad for everyone, including the rich, demonstrating clearly the fallacy of the "trickle down" effect. Very engaging - you wouldn't expect that from a book so full of graphs!!!