Positive Psychology News Daily published my review of the book The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Richard Wilkindon and Kate Pickett:
The Spirit Level (Book Review)
Diminishing Returns of Economic Growth
Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, two English epidemiologists, have written a provocative book on how high levels of inequality in societies are harmful for everyone within them. Their research shows that while economic policies in developed countries stress the importance of economic growth, the contribution of further economic growth reaches a point of dimiminishing marginal returns. The relationship levels off between economic growth and certain objectively measurable outcomes, as shown for life expectancy in the figure below. Read full article here.