The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies

  • Richard Wilkinson, Kate Pickett
  • Author:  Richard Wilkinson, Kate Pickett
  • Year: 27-03-2014
  • Translator from Еnglish: Dobromir Tachev
  • Availability:  Out Of Stock
  • Product Code:  1289-01
  • SKU: 16.0116
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-384-9
  • Read an excerpt:

  • Ex Tax: €11.73


At an office of Econt 4.00 BGN 

At personal address - 6.00 BGN

Order by phone

Call us at 0888 465 635 to order by phone


In order to read our eBooks you have to download Adobe Digital Editions and register on the Adobe website as well. The DRM protected eBooks can not be converted or read on Amazon Kindle devices.


It is a well-established fact that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives and suffer more from almost every social problem. The Spirit Level, based on thirty years of research, takes this truth a step further. One common factor links the healthiest and happiest societies: the degree of equality among their members. Further, more unequal societies are bad for everyone within them-the rich and middle class as well as the poor.

The remarkable data assembled in The Spirit Level exposes stark differences, not only among the nations of the first world but even within America's fifty states. Almost every modern social problem-poor health, violence, lack of community life, teen pregnancy, mental illness-is more likely to occur in a less-equal society.

Renowned researchers Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett lay bare the contradictions between material success and social failure in the developed world. But they do not merely tell us what's wrong. They offer a way toward a new political outlook, shifting from self-interested consumerism to a friendlier, more sustainable society.

About the Author

Richard Wilkinson, Kate Pickett

Richard Wilkinson, Kate Pickett

Richard Gerald Wilkinson (born 1943) is a British social epidemiologist, author and advocate. He is Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, having retired in 2008. H... Read more

Related Products

The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World

€7.67Ex Tax: €7.04

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

€16.87Ex Tax: €15.48

Nations Matter: Culture, History and the Cosmopolitan Dream

€7.67Ex Tax: €7.04

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

€25.51Ex Tax: €23.41

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

€14.83Ex Tax: €13.61

Capitalism, Alone

€10.17Ex Tax: €9.33

 The Wonderful New World After 1984

€9.20Ex Tax: €8.44

Stakeholder Capitalism: A Global Economy that Works for Progress, People and Planet

€11.25Ex Tax: €10.32

Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844

€8.18Ex Tax: €7.51

The Wealth of Nations

€20.40Ex Tax: €18.72

Karl Marx and after him…

€15.29Ex Tax: €14.03

A Brief History of Equality

€11.20Ex Tax: €10.27

Tags: Social Psychology, Economics, Capital & Funds, Sociology, Political Science & Politics

Year 27-03-2014
Translator from Еnglish: Dobromir Tachev
Pages 416
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0.615 kg
Cover Type Hardcover
Genre Social Psychology, Economics, Capital & Funds, Sociology, Political Science & Politics

There are no reviews for this product.

Write a review
Note: HTML is not translated!

Newsletter Subscribe

Submitting this form you agree to receive communications by email and you agree with our Privacy Policy


Stories to help the little ones (and their parents)


This content is only available in Bulgarian.

Looking for the book with the most interesting idea…


This content is only available in Bulgarian.

For the faith-filled life


This content is only available in Bulgarian.