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Book Salon Preview: The No-Nonsense Guide to Equality

Today, 5pm ET over at Book Salon.

The No-Nonsense Guide to Equality

Chat with Danny Dorling about his new book, hosted by Jeremi Suri.

Equality is the coming issue of our day. Societies all over the world are experiencing spiraling inequality, led by countries such as the US and Britain, which reached their high-water mark of equality in the 1970s, only to head firmly and swiftly in the opposite direction ever since. They relaxed the controls over corporations and high finance, allowing the rich to become super-rich without caring about their impact on the poor or the planet – and ultimately plunged the whole world into economic crisis.
But it does not have to be that way. Danny Dorling’s landmark book explains why greater equality is good for us all – even for the rich. It backs up its arguments with solid statistical evidence. It points out the countries that have mapped out an alternative, bucking the trend towards inequality and market mayhem. And it proposes some key ways in which we can restore the levels of greater equality that would sustain us all.

You find further material related to the book. In the Material section you find all figures which are available as high-resolution image files, as well as the related data which is available for download in Excel format.

You can also download some reading samples:

Reading sample Foreword, Contents and Introduction (pdf)

Reading sample Chapter 1 (pdf)

Danny Dorling is professor of human geography at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, and one of the leading international experts on inequality. He has written extensively about the widening gap between rich and poor and his work regularly appears in the Guardian. He is author of several books, including Injustice: Why Social Inequality Persists and The Atlas of the Real World. (New Internationalist Books) (

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