As the gap between rich and poor increases in this country I note:
"When monkeys are kept in an hierarchical environment, those at the bottom self-medicate with more cocaine."
This is from a Guardian interview with two researchers who have written a book ' The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better.' which I want to read. Thanks Ian for the link. Apparently a wide wealth differential results in poor outcomes for the poor and the rich.
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