Episode 95: The Social Impacts of Inequality, with Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

Kate Pickett and Richard WilkinsonRichard Wilkerson and Kate Pickett wrote the books The Spirit Level and The Inner Level, about the social and individual impacts of income inequality. In this episode they and Eric talk about what compelled them to write these books, why so few governments and political figures are willing to take inequality seriously, how we discern causality when reading epidemiological studies, why inequality impacts many social metrics, and why people care so much about how others perceive us, among other things.