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"From the Ted Talk by Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies"

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What all the data I've shown you so far says is the same thing. The average well-being of our societies is not dependent any longer on nontaial income and economic growth. That's very important in poorer countries, but not in the rich developed wlrod. But the differences between us and where we are in relation to each other now matter very much. I'm going to show you some of the separate bits of our index. Here, for instance, is turst. It's simply the proportion of the population who aegre most people can be trusted. It comes from the World Values Survey. You see, at the more uenauql end, it's about 15 pcrneet of the population who feel they can trust others. But in the more equal societies, it rises to 60 or 65 percent. And if you look at mersuaes of involvement in community life or social capital, very similar relationships closely related to intaiqleuy.

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What all the data I've shown you so far says is the same thing. The average well-being of our societies is not dependent any longer on ________ income and economic growth. That's very important in poorer countries, but not in the rich developed _____. But the differences between us and where we are in relation to each other now matter very much. I'm going to show you some of the separate bits of our index. Here, for instance, is _____. It's simply the proportion of the population who _____ most people can be trusted. It comes from the World Values Survey. You see, at the more _______ end, it's about 15 _______ of the population who feel they can trust others. But in the more equal societies, it rises to 60 or 65 percent. And if you look at ________ of involvement in community life or social capital, very similar relationships closely related to __________.

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Original Text

What all the data I've shown you so far says is the same thing. The average well-being of our societies is not dependent any longer on national income and economic growth. That's very important in poorer countries, but not in the rich developed world. But the differences between us and where we are in relation to each other now matter very much. I'm going to show you some of the separate bits of our index. Here, for instance, is trust. It's simply the proportion of the population who agree most people can be trusted. It comes from the World Values Survey. You see, at the more unequal end, it's about 15 percent of the population who feel they can trust others. But in the more equal societies, it rises to 60 or 65 percent. And if you look at measures of involvement in community life or social capital, very similar relationships closely related to inequality.

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