gazaflotilla-blog asked: I just read your post on how nations aren't actually competing against one another (even though some governments certainly act as through they do). Very good stuff. I've been reading Richard Wilkinson's "The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better" which points out that Japan has (among the wealthy nations) the lowest disparity between rich and poor, and connects this to it's improvements in well-being. Have you read that book, and what do you think of it's arguments?
Haven’t read it yet, but it is definitely on my reading list now – thanks for the recommend!