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.
Our version of capitalism is something that the narcissistic writer, Ayn Rand, would adore. But in a headlong rush to hyper individualism, have we chosen freedom of the individual over survival of our species?
We met with entrepreneur and CEO of State of Flux Alan Day and hedge fund manager and investor Mitch Fierstein to discuss how the Corona virus will affect the world's supply chains.
We discuss the implications of neoliberalism for humanity whose influence has helped unleash the kind of chaotic society we now live in.