A wide-ranging exploration of why inequality persists and what can be done about it
Equality is the coming issue of our day. Societies all over the world are experiencing spiralling inequality, led by countries such as the US and Britain, which reached their high-water mark of equality in the 1970s, only to head firmly and swiftly in the opposite direction ever since. They relaxed the controls over corporations and high finance, allowing the rich to become super-rich without caring about their impact on the poor or the planet - and ultimately plunged the whole world into economic crisis.
But it does not have to be that way. Danny Dorling's landmark book explains why greater equality is good for us all - even for the rich. It backs up its arguments with solid statistical evidence. It points out the countries that have mapped out an alternative, bucking the trend towards inequality and market mayhem. And it proposes some key ways in which we can restore the levels of greater equality that would sustain us all.
On this book companion website you find further material including reading samples, data and all figures from the book. Please go to the Material section to get an overview of what is available online and to view the online image gallery of the graphics and diagrams from the book.