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Author Event: Dr. Richard Wilkinson and ‘The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger’

January 18, 2010 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Dr. King helped us see the moral imperative for more equal societies. Now exciting new research — on everything from how long people live to how well economies perform — shows that more equal societies work better for all people. In fact, middle-income people in more equal societies do far better than their middle-income counterparts in societies that let wealth concentrate in the pockets of a few.

Hear Dr. Richard Wilkinson, the famed British scientist, discuss his landmark new book, The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger, on the day we set aside to honor Dr. King and his struggle for equality and justice.

This event is cosponsored by Busboys and Poets, Teaching for Change, and the Institute for Policy Studies.

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January 18, 2010
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9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Busboys and Poets, Langston Room
14th & V St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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