Me, looking at this figure in the book I am reading: "Oh, I guess they left the USA out of the study"
Also me: *looks again* "Oohhhh"
@pelagikat we're way out with the high wealth inequality but our health is way off on the worse side of the trend line
@cuttlefish From 2009, but I suspect things haven't improved all that much in the last 10 years.
@pelagikat lovely little Scandi cluster though
@emmadavidson Yes, and surprisingly Japan.
@pelagikat That’s some outlier.
@pelagikat Curious, what's the name of the book?
@Jenkar Prosperity Without Growth, by Tim Jackson.
@pelagikat Thank you!
@pelagikat Which book?
@Tiro Prosperity Without Growth by Tim Jackson.
@pelagikat noticing the data source is now 10 years old and we KNOW it has become worse since then.
@pelagikat usa: that settles it, I'm walking 10 feet ahead
@pelagikat means money!=health
@pelagikat Japan pls
@pelagikat The Spirit Level? I gave up a few chapters in because it was too depressingly true…
@petrichor Prosperity Without Growth by Tim Jackson. It's actually pretty optimistic but depressing because it's 10 years old now and nothing's changed.
@pelagikat That's probably the ultimate indictment of positive / optimistic ecological / limits books and theories.
They keep showing the way out.
And humans keep collectively not seeking that path.
(A few exceptions: 1960s era population growth rates declined, CFC/Ozone, and acid rain. The Big Problems still remain.)