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'An approachable compilation of statistics and historical arguments showing that more equality makes everyone happier, healthier, and "more able".'
Steven Poole, The Guardian
A brisk and entertaining read. Recommended. General readers, undergraduate students, and graduate students.
E.J. Eisenach, emeritus, University of Tulsa
'Danny Dorling's No-Nonsense Guide to Equality needs reading twice. In a world where so much that doesn't matter is slickly promoted in day-glo colors to grab unwarranted attention, Danny makes important points thick and fast. He makes an important contribution to creating a wider understanding of inequality' - Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, authors of The Spirit Level.
'Drawing unpretentiously on anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, politics and history, Danny Dorling shows not only why equality is good for everyone at every stage of life as well as for society, but also illustrates the enormous costs and inefficiency of maintaining inequality. This straighforward, conversational, hopeful and evidence-based book is a winner.' - Susan George, political scientist, author and fellow of the Transnational Institute.
'Compelling arguments that will have you question every assumption you held to be true. A fabulous introduction to a new way of thinking about equality and inequality.' - Bob Abramms, ODTmaps.com, Amherst MA .
The No-Nonsense Guide to Equality discusses the positive effects that equality can have, using examples and case studies from across the globe, including many from the UK. It examines the lessons of history and covers race, gender and ethnicity, age, and wealth. Danny Dorling considers, realistically, just how equal it is possible to be, the challenges we face, and the factors that will lead to greater equality for all.
Listen here to Danny Dorling discussing the myriad benefits of equality, from housing to education, physical wellbeing to the environment on Against The Grain. He explores how societies have been made more equal in the past and explains why he supports the idea of a basic income.
Who cares about equality? Review of The No-Nonsense Guide to Equality by Frank Stilwell: 'New Internationalist has published a series of small books on controversial issues such as world population, world poverty, world food, world health and women’s rights. This latest ‘No-Nonsense Guide’ focuses on equality, making a strong case for this goal to be a much higher priority in public policy and strategies for social progress...'(read more)
About the author: Danny Dorling is professor of human geography at the University of Sheffield. He has written extensively about the widening gap between rich and poor and his work regularly appears in the Guardian, UK. He is author of several books including Injustice: Why social inequality persists and The Atlas of the Real World.
Visit Danny’s webpage here
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