An alliance dedicated to changing the structure of Irish society to make it more fair and equitable is crucial. By Vincent Browne.
The economic and financial crisis offers an opportunity to reshape this society, making it more democratic, fair and equal, and giving it a robust sense of solidarity. We are not talking about revolution here, nor communism, but changes which, intuitively, we all (or most of us) would welcome.
Also, there is persuasive evidence that more equal societies are healthier, less violent, more cohesive and happier (see The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always do Better by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett).Add a comment