Inequality is bad for those lower on the income scale. It’s also bad for almost everyone else, as Richard Wilkinson noted during his recent Canadian tour. More research evidence on the costs of health inequality emerged this week in an article in the British Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health that reports: “Inequality related losses to health amount to more than 700,000 deaths per year and 33 million prevalent cases of ill health in the European Union as a whole. These losses account for 20% of the total costs of healthcare and 15% of the total costs of social security benefits. Inequality related losses to health reduce labour productivity and take 1.4% off GDP each year. The monetary value of health inequality related welfare losses is estimated to be €980 billion per year or 9.4% of GDP.” The Three Cities report, along with recent research from the Wellesley Institute, documents inequality in Toronto and Canada.