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Income Inequality

Study Finds Link Between Income Inequality, Consumerism and Size of Carbon Footprint

Countries with lower rates of wealth disparity tend to have happier citizens and offer a better quality of life. A more nearly equal distribution of wealth also has substantial environmental benefits, as less meat is consumed, less waste is produced, and citizens consume what they need rather than acquiring excess products.