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Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

When: Wed., Jan. 6, 7 p.m. 2010

All social problems -- from infant mortality to morbid obesity to teenage pregnancy to mental illness to drug abuse to homicide -- can be traced to a single cause: a broad nationwide income gap, according to British academics Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett in The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better, which they'll discuss at Books Inc. (1760 4th St., Berkeley) on Wednesday, Jan. 6. 7 p.m., free. BooksInc.net

Anneli Rufus

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