May 022012

Saturday May 19 at BCTC’s Cooper campus

By Rebecca Claire Glasscock

“It is a remarkable paradox that, at the pinnacle of human material and technical achievement, we find ourselves anxiety-ridden, prone to depression, worried about how others see us, unsure of our friendships, driven to consume and with little or no community life.” So opens The Spirit Level by Kate Picket and Richard Wilkinson. The book’s authors, two public health experts, make the case that equitable societies are better societies. The benefits extend from physical and mental health to reduced violence, stronger communities and better outcomes for our youth. Continue reading »