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In this TED talk, Richard Wilkinson presents some quick data and analysis on the possible relationships between economic inequality and other concepts like health, lifespan and trust.

Singapore prides itself at being first or among the top few at many things. Among developed countries, we happen to top the charts in disparity between the very rich and the very poor.

Screen capture from TED video. Click to see larger version.

While it is important to note that Wilkinson’s statistics are correlational and not causal, there is no pride in being the country with the greatest economic disparity.

[There was more to this entry but I thought my rant started to wander off track. The visual, if verifiable, is enough to provoke thought.]


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