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Sarah’s Stat of the Day, May 29, 2011

In inequality, Poverty, Sarah's Stat of the Day on May 29, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Equality makes us all feel good. Literally.

According to The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Wilkinson and Pickett, “comparisons of health in different groups of the population in more and less equal societies show that the benefits of greater equality are very widespread,” benefiting not just lower classes but the upper classes of society as well. One incredible statistic cited in this book: The lowest occupational class in Sweden has a lower death rate than the highest social class in England and Wales.  (D. Vagero and O. Lundberg, Health Inequalities in Britain and Sweden, 2 Lancet 35-36 (1989)).


Sarah’s Stat of the Day, May 26, 2011

In Poverty, Sarah's Stat of the Day on May 26, 2011 at 9:50 am

A record four out of every 10 Ohio children qualify for subsidized lunches.

Sarah’s Stat of the Day, May 25, 2011

In Sarah's Stat of the Day, Uncategorized on May 25, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Update, 5/26/11: Appears that TPM agrees with me! They too are showing off this awesome graph.

Republicans are yammerng on about dismantling what remains of America’s fraying social safety net, when in reality the Bush tax cuts + wars + economy seem to be what is driving the deficit:

Courtesy of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:
Tax Cuts, Wars Account for Nearly Half of Public Debt by 2019