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A convenient truth : a better society for us and the planet

Author: Richard G Wilkinson; Kate Pickett
Publisher: London : Fabian Society, 2014. ©2014
Series: Fabian ideas, 638.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"There has never been such a crying need for a bold vision of the future. If we fail to reverse the policies that have been driving climate change, we face disaster on a world scale. Yet since the 1980s, radical politics has lost its vision of how to create a qualitatively better society for everyone and lost the ability to inspire. In "A Convenient Truth" Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett set out a path towards a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard G Wilkinson; Kate Pickett
ISBN: 9780716306382 0716306387
OCLC Number: 894698060
Description: xv, 66 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm.
Series Title: Fabian ideas, 638.
Responsibility: by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.

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"There has never been such a crying need for a bold vision of the future. If we fail to reverse the policies that have been driving climate change, we face disaster on a world scale. Yet since the 1980s, radical politics has lost its vision of how to create a qualitatively better society for everyone and lost the ability to inspire. In "A Convenient Truth" Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett set out a path towards a society that's better for us and the planet. Inequality drives status insecurity, which fuels the consumerism that is destroying our planet. But the things we buy aren't making us any happier: the link between economic development and real improvements in quality of life is broken in rich societies. For real improvements in wellbeing, we need a more equal society, which is best achieved by putting democracy at the heart of the economy. Indeed, the authors see the extension of democracy into economic institutions as the next major step in the long project of human emancipation."--Page 4 of cover.

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