Tag Archives: The spirit level

in the social sciences it’s called relative deprivation

About a year ago I read The Spirit Level and was convinced that its argument that equality is better for everyone made sense. One of my earliest posts was about this book. The authors look at what social and health … Continue reading

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simple thoughts on sound thinking

If doubt is your middle name simple advice on how to deal with it in practical terms is very welcome. One discipline that focuses on exactly such practical advice is a branch of philosophy called argumentation theory. That in itself … Continue reading

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inequality is toxic

I’m normally swayed by social analyses that stress the complexity of social processes. You may expect quite a few posts to come on that perspective. But recently I read a book called The spirit Level, why Equality is Better for … Continue reading

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