ThisNY Times article says "There’s growing evidence that the toll of our stunning inequality is
not just economic but also is a melancholy of the soul. The upshot
appears to be high rates of violent crime, high narcotics use, high
teenage birthrates and even high rates of heart disease."
That’s the argument of an important book by two distinguished British epidemiologists, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.
They argue that gross inequality tears at the human psyche, creating
anxiety, distrust and an array of mental and physical ailments — and
they cite mountains of data to support their argument. They created an organization called The Equality Trust, based in the UK.
I introduced the T/MC to them via a post on their web site. I encourage others to do the same.