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on 17 October 2010
The renewed relevance of this book when there has been much talk of fairness at a time of impending cuts in public expenditure and the relationship of 'fairness' with 'equality'can scarcely be overstated.Russell and Pickett are strongly of the opinion that equality is better for society.More equal societies are not only happier but healthier,less violent ,less crime ridden,less drug addicted,better educated and live longer.The methodology that they use to support their case is largely statistical and can be very heavy going but they make a very powerful case especially for state action'

I suspect that the book will not convert many,those of broadly left wing opinions will love it,those of a more conservative bent will hate it.Either way it is one of the most important political tracts of recent times.Essential reading,not least for Ed Miliband to remind him of why the Labour Party was brought into existence and remind him that ,unlike Lord Mandelson Labour Governments should not be utterly relaxed about the extremely wealthy
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