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An interesting read,
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This review is from: The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone (Paperback)I am not an academic, sociologist or politician, merely a teaching assistant in an infant school! This book was recommended reading for an Equality and Diversity module for my Foundation Degree in Educational Support. I found it interesting and enlightening. I am not sure why anybody (see 1 star rating reviews) would not want to reduce income inequality, regardless of any peceived flaws in the research methodology in this book (many critisisms of which are countered at the end of this revised edition), unless they wanted to maintain egregious CEO bonuses whilst others work for minimum wage and struggle to make ends meet. I watched the film In Time (2011) In Time (DVD + Digital Copy)with Justin Timberlake (surprisingly good actor!) and was reminded of this book; it shows what can happen in such an unequal society. (The French revolution comes to mind!)
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Initial post: 19 Nov 2013 01:13:19 GMT
"I am not sure why anybody (see 1 star rating reviews) would not want to reduce income inequality"
Because they want the chance to reach lofty heights of luxury and prestige, the vision of which is instilled in them by rich/ discontent parents. They just don't realize the negative effect this has.
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