Billionaires Make Us Sick

Richard Wilkinson on How to Create A Healthier Society

Richard Wilkinson, a British epidemiologist and author of The Spirit Level, is one of world’s foremost experts on the social effects of income inequality. Based on the evidence of several hundred studies from around the world, Wilkinson has found that income inequality and social ills are closely correlated. In a recent conversation with Zócalo, Wilkinson offered the following thoughts on income inequality and how we might start to fix it.

When I grew up, if you saw someone lying on the pavement, people went up to see what was wrong instead …