TVO - The Agenda with Steve Paikin, May 07 2010: Is Equality Good for Us?
Inequality: The enemy between us?
The Debate: Is Equality Good for Us?
Is society better when we are all equal? Or are hierarchies a natural human reaction that works for us?
Richard Wilkinson is co-author of The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger and Professor Emeritus at the University of Nottingham Medical School and honorary professor at University College London. He has played a formative role in international research and his work has been published in 10 languages. He studied economic history at the London School of Economics before training in epidemiology.
William Watson is the Chair of the Economic Department at McGill University.
Lane Kenworthy is a sociologist at the University of Arizona where he studies the causes and consequences of poverty, inequality, mobility, employment, economic growth, and social policy in the United States and other affluent countries.
Bob Rae is the Liberal Foreign Affairs Critic, MP for Toronto Centre, and a Former Premier of Ontario. Visit bobrae.ca.
Sylvia Bashevkin is Principal of University College, and a Professor in the Department of Political Science, at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Toeing the Lines: Women and Party Politics in English Canada.
For more information on this episode, including information on the guests and various other resources and links, visit the episode webpage
Note: This is an iPod video podcast that is available for free download from the website. Quality is good. Audio podcasts (mp3 format) are also available for free download for the individual segments.
Type: m4v file
Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 480x270
Audio: AAC 32000Hz mono 48Kbps
Download this episode using the attached torrent file or download it directly using this link:
You can also watch a flash video of this episode through your web-browser here:
TVO - The Agenda with Steve Paikin
The Agenda with Steve Paikin is TVO's flagship current affairs program - devoted to exploring the social, political, cultural and economic issues that are changing our world, at home and abroad. The Agenda airs weeknights at 8:00 PM EST on TVO - Canada's largest educational broadcaster.
TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin website: http://www.tvo.org/agenda/
News & Current Affairs
Jan 07, 2011, 12:28:09
Number of files
18d , 16h 4m 32s ago