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Speaking on the Today programme recently to promote his Labour leadership bid, Ed Miliband said: “If you look round the world—at the countries that are healthier, happier, more secure—they are the more equal countries.” He was making explicit reference to Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett’s The Spirit Level (Penguin), a book that has been hugely influential on leftist politicians and activists since it was published in 2009. In a recent lecture entitled “In praise of equality,” Roy Hattersley said…

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