Join us for our quarterly book club, League Lit!
We will meet at Books and Brews at 643 Mass Ave at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday August 13th.
This go-round, we will discuss The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, & Die by Keith Payne.
ABOUT THE BROKEN LADDER
“A persuasive and highly readable account.” —President Barack Obama
“Brilliant. . . . an important, fascinating read arguing that inequality creates a public health crisis in America.” —Nicholas Kristof, New York Times
“The Broken Ladder is an important, timely, and beautifully written account of how inequality affects us all.” —Adam Alter, New York Times bestselling author of Irresistible and Drunk Tank Pink
A timely examination by a leading scientist of the physical, psychological, and moral effects of inequality.
The levels of inequality in the world today are on a scale that have not been seen in our lifetimes, yet the disparity between rich and poor has ramifications that extend far beyond mere financial means. In The Broken Ladder psychologist Keith Payne examines how inequality divides us not just economically; it also has profound consequences for how we think, how we respond to stress, how our immune systems function, and even how we view moral concepts such as justice and fairness.
We hope you can join us for some great conversation about this timely topic.