POST 57: INEQUALITY & ANGER

There are different types of inequality. Although equality is a core value of the Western world, we are far removed from having achieved a satisfactory level of equality.  In our world, we have gender and income inequality and a lack of opportunity for groups of people to achieve a desirable and comparable Social Economic Status to others within their country of citizenship.

There is a relationship between inequality and happiness. Those who experience any form of inequality are less happy.

When looking at subjective well-being, two measures are used, GDP per capita and inequality. Results show that happiness is inversely related to income inequality. Interestingly, other studies show that inequality is negatively correlated to economic growth. “…even growth is happy growth and uneven growth is unhappy growth” (Richard Florida, 2015).

http://www.citylab.com/politics/2015/12/income-inequality-makes-people-unhappy/416268/

Please find below a variety of websites on this topic:

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/what-the-organization-man-can-tell-us-about-inequality-today

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/06/21/one-big-winner-of-soaring-inequality-might-be-you/?utm_term=.f9c79fb6e124

http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/05/does-first-class-inequality-lead-to-air-rage-incidents.html

http://theconversation.com/how-the-rich-helped-create-2016s-angry-populism-57710

http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327953.001.0001/acprof-9780195327953-chapter-6

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11739207

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