The splurge of Christmas consumerism, especially in Britain, Kate Pickett writes, is partly driven by status anxiety.
The cost-of-living crisis, Kate Pickett writes, follows a familiar path of hugely unequal burdens.
Kate Pickett explains how to turn the vicious circle of inequality and social mistrust into a virtuous one.
Nominally egalitarian education systems, Kate Pickett writes, can in reality reproduce deep social inequalities.
Kate Pickett ponders how social scientists can bring structural inequalities to light when media focus on individual lives.
Young working-class people may have an aversion to being categorised on the social ladder. But that doesn’t make the ladder go away.
‘We don’t want to decapitate the tall poppies,’ said Boris Johnson in July. Yet for Kate Pickett his ‘levelling up’ ambitions will necessitate flattening the whole social gradient.
Kate Pickett argues the pandemic has not only massively affected public health but compounded the unhealthy effects of years of job insecurity.
Kate Pickett widens the panorama from the all-consuming coverage in Britain of the death of Prince Philip to ask why human lives and labours are so differentially valued.
Kate Pickett contends in a new Social Europe column that inequalities go together—and so their opponents shouldn’t get drawn into rivalry.
Inequality is emerging as a central issue for the post-2015 development agenda and the establishment of the sustainable development goals. Inequalities in income and wealth cause economic instability, a range of health and social problems, and create a roadblock to the adoption of pro-environment strategies and behaviour. Social and economic inequalities tear the social fabric, […]