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.
Part of the No-Nonsense Guides series.
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
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
|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|