The No-Nonsense Guide to Equality
Danny Dorling

Equality is the coming issue of our day. Societies all over the world are experiencing spiralling inequality, led by countries such as the US and Britain, which reached their high-water mark of equality in the 1970s, only to head firmly and swiftly in the opposite direction ever since. They relaxed the controls over corporations and high finance, allowing the rich to become super-rich without caring about their impact on the poor or the planet - and ultimately plunged the whole world into economic crisis.
But it does not have to be that way. Danny Dorling’s landmark book explains why greater equality is good for us all - even for the rich. It backs up its arguments with solid statistical evidence. It points out the countries that have mapped out an alternative, bucking the trend towards inequality and market mayhem. And it proposes some key ways in which we can restore the levels of greater equality that would sustain us all.

On this website you find further material related to the book. In the Material section you find all figures which are available as high-resolution image files, as well as the related data which is available for download in Excel format. You can also download some reading samples:

Reading sample Foreword, Contents and Introduction (pdf)

Reading sample Chapter 1 (pdf)

Book Review by James Murton, Nipissing University, Canada (pdf)

Further links related to Danny’s work:

An on-line discussion of the need for more equality in the USA Firedog lake Book Salon 2012
Social Science Bites Podcast: Danny Dorling on Inequality (MP3 audio file, 11 MB)
Danny Dorling’s Homepage

A wide-ranging exploration of why inequality persists
and what can be done about it