No-Nonsense Guide to Equality

No-Nonsense Guide to Equality

By Danny Dorling

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A wide-ranging exploration of why inequality persists and what can be done about it, the No-Nonsense Guide to Equality discusses the positive effects that equality can have, using examples and case studies from across the globe. It examines the lessons of history and covers race, gender and ethnicity, age, and wealth. Danny Dorling considers, realistically, just how equal it is possible to be, the challenges we face, and the factors that will lead to greater equality for all.

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Praise

Drawing unpretentiously on anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, politics and history, Danny Dorling shows not only why equality is good for everyone at every stage of life as well as for society in general, but also illustrates the enormous costs and inefficiency of maintaining inequality. This straightforward, conversational, hopeful and evidence-based book is a winner.

– Susan George, political scientist, author and fellow of the Transnational Institute

Danny Dorling’s No-Nonsense Guide to Equality needs reading twice. In a world where so much that doesn’t matter is slickly promoted in day-glo colors to grab unwarranted attention, Danny makes important points thick and fast. [He] makes an important contribution to creating a wider understanding of inequality.

– Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, authors of The Spirit Level

Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Chapter 1 Why Equality Matters
Chapter 2 What is Equality?
Chapter 3 Winning Greater Equality—--and Losing It
Chapter 4 When We Were More Equal
Chapter 5 Where Equality Can Be Found
Chapter 6 How We Win Greater Equality