Author: Kate Pickett & Richard Wilkinson
Date: 2010
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 978-0241954294

Content: Looks at the difference between inequality and poverty, explains the problem with inequality in term of life and social relations, mental health, physical health, obesity, education performance, teenage births, violence, imprisonment, and social mobility. Makes the case for a better society based on closing the gap. Has comparative data to show more equal societies fare better in the areas where inequality bites.  

Relevance: As well as data to support the picture of the power gap, also support the notion that that a better political economy is about enlightened self interest.