Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Equality Trust

This Tuesday’s featured partner is The Equality Trust, based in the United Kingdom. The Equality Trust was founded in 2009 by Bill Kerry, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, following the publishing of The Spirit Level: Why more equal societies almost always do better, which documents the real and negative effect of income inequality on functioning, healthy societies.

The Equality Trust is the online repository of all the research, slides, and tools included in the book, as well as ongoing updated research and commentary on inequality around the globe. While there is a focus on the UK in much of the recent posts, there is a plethora of useful data and visuals on US-based inequality.

As we continue to look at the need for rough social equity for a healthy commons, this work is an invaluable resource.

Check back Thursday for a post from Kim Klein in our Race and the Commons Series.

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