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The Spirit Level Delusion : Fact-checking the Left's New Theory of Everything - Christopher John Snowdon

The Spirit Level Delusion

Fact-checking the Left's New Theory of Everything

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Published: 10th May 2010
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Do Cubans live longer than Americans? Are Scandinavians happier than the British? Do Oscar winners live longer than other actors? Does capitalism cause mental illness? Does inequality lead to murder? Would higher taxes make us slimmer, more trusting and more charitable? The Spirit Level Delusion shines the light of reason on some of the extraordinary claims made in favour of big government in the twenty-first century. Several books (The Spirit Level, Happiness and Affluenza amongst others) have called for a radical shift in power from the individual to the state based on the supposedly devastating effects of wealth, economic growth and inequality. By examining all the available evidence, Christopher Snowdon tests the theory that 'more equal' countries are healthier, happier and more successful. Through a sober assessment of the facts-including some inconvenient truths-The Spirit Level Delusion shows that the theory not only lacks empirical support but also fails the basic test of believability.

ISBN: 9780956226518
ISBN-10: 0956226515
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 10th May 2010
Publisher: Little Dice
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.19