Why are people in the USA living shorter lives?

August 27, 2019 by No Comments


While most of the world’s population can look forward to living longer, white people in the United States without a college degree are living shorter lives due to an epidemic of drug abuse and alcoholism. Nobel economist Sir Angus Deaton says these “deaths of despair” are driven by inequality.

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