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25th January 2012

Link reblogged from Signs Taken for Wonders with 644 notes

INCOME INEQUALITY IS BAD FOR SOCIETY. REALLY BAD. →

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“Societies with more income inequality have higher infant death rates than other societies:

Societies with more income inequality have higher rates of mental illness than other societies:

Societies with more income inequality have a higher incidence of drug use than other societies:

Societies with more income inequality have a higher high school drop out rate than other societies:

Societies with more income inequality imprison a larger proportion of their population than other societies:

Societies with more income inequality have a higher rate of obesity than other societies:

Individuals in societies with more income inequality are less likely to be in a different class of than their parents compared to other societies:

Individuals in societies trust others less than people in other societies:

Societies with more income inequality have higher rates of homicide than other societies:

Societies with more income inequality give less in foreign aid than other societies:

Children in societies with more income inequality do less well than children in other societies:

The authors sum it up pretty simply: : “Th[e] dissatisfaction [measured in this data is] a cost which the rich impose on the rest of society.”

Fantastic info - this is why we should focus on income inequity. 

Hot damn. 

Tagged: income disparityincome inequalityeconomicscapitalisminequalityclassism

Source: chasingsunsetsandjustice