Richard has played a formative role in international research on the social determinants of health and on the societal effects of income inequality.
He studied economic history at LSE before training in epidemiology. He is Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School, Honorary Professor at UCL and a Visiting Professor at the University of York.
Richard co-wrote The Spirit Level – Why more equal societies almost always do better with Kate Pickett and is a co-founder of The Equality Trust.
The Corona pandemic has exposed the glaring fault lines of some of the world's most clunky and inefficient banking systems.
The corporate rigging of economies and the monopolization of capital in the 21st century has resulted in vast inequalities.
Is there a silver lining to the cloud of massive monetary debasement?