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Author Event: The Inner Level with Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett
January 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
British epidemiologists Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, two of the world’s most famous social scientists, are touring the United States to mark the U.S. publication of their new book, The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Well-Being.
Wilkinson and Pickett, currently emeritus professor and professor of social epidemiology at the University of York, have been speaking widely in Britain about The Inner Level. Their first book together, The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger, made a major splash after its 2009 publication, getting translated into nearly two dozen languages and eventually selling over 150,000 copies. This new book figures to spark just as much interest and debate.
The Institute for Policy Studies and the Economic Policy Institute invite you to meet and discuss with Kate and Richard the overwhelming evidence in their book on the powerful psychological effects of material inequalities. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to engage with Wilkinson and Pickett on the deep well of data and analysis compellingly linking high rates of anxiety and depression to inequality.
Copies of The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Well-Being will be available for purchase and signing by the authors at this event.
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