Review of Wilkinson and Pickett’s The Spirit Level

When Tony Blair led the Labour Party to the first of three electoral successes in 1997, he and his policy advisors famously or infamously declared that they were ‘intensely relaxed’ about the fact that some people were super-rich and likely to get richer. Their concern was primarily with the poor and middle class people who had voted for them in overwhelming numbers.

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