Richard Wilkinson

June 26, 2010

KSFR, 101.11 FM, Santa Fe, NM

Richard Wilkinson has pulled together facts from around the world to create a compelling case that a whole array of society's ills can be traced to one factor: the extent of the gap between the very richest and the remainder of the community. Teen age pregnancy, obesity, a sense of well being and happiness, drug use, prison enrollment and many more factors all point to the conclusion that the wealth gap is not only associated with these problems but is actually causal. It is no surprise that the United States is second only to Singapore as the worst among developed nations in the way of this wealth gap and has the prison enrollment, obesity and unhappiness levels to prove it.

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