Income Inequality vs Social Well-being

From naked capitalism

"If you look at broader indicators of social well being, you see the same finding: greater income inequality is associated with worse outcomes. From a presentation by Kate Pickett, Senior lecturer at the University of York and author of The Spirit Level, at the INET conference in April


Umm... This presentation deck is unreal. If this data is sound, it is extremely provocative. Here are some snapshots.

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I call BS on slide 1. Japan, the country responsible for 90% of the weird things humanity has created, has the lowest rate of mental illness?

I bet it has a lot to do with how willing the people of each culture will go to a psychologist and how willing the psychologist is to diagnose the patient with something.

Posted by: George at June 17, 2010 4:47 PM

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