Letter: The wealth abyss

 

Thank you for the amazing analysis of income disparity by Jonathan Thompson (“The wealth abyss,” December 2021). More unequal countries tend to have more teenage pregnancy, mental illness, drug use, obesity, prisoners, school dropouts, lower life expectancy and lower status for women. The more unequal a country is, the more likely the biodiversity of its landscape is to be under threat. That is all happening right now, right before our eyes. 

Julie Smith
Golden, Colorado

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