Re: Let us know what you think about Wilkinson's video?

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:43 pm, #4
by alxsd
Very interesting conference with convincing data, although that would have been nice to see the same correlations over time.
Was America doing better in term of violence, infant mortality, etc... when the inequality was not as bad as today ? (like in the 70s).
I am playing the devil's advocate here, but as a scientist, I would like to see more...
But anyway I was intuitively convinced of all these even before seing the video :)
Another very interesting documentary that I would recommend on this topic (that nicely complements the TED talk) is "inequality for all" by Robert Reich (former secretary of labor under the Clinton's administration): http://inequalityforall.com/
You can certainly find it also on legal streaming platforms.
The data presented are also amazing.
I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did :-)