Deaths of Despair

Guests:  Anne Case, PhD, Professor of Economics, Princeton University; Angus Deaton, PhD, Nobel Prize Winning Professor of Economics, Princeton University, Co-Authors of “Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism”

Life expectancy is falling in America. That’s not supposed to happen in a developed country like ours – and it wasn’t happening until about twenty years ago. But not all Americans are dying younger. Mainly it’s middle-aged white people dying of what Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton have dubbed “deaths of despair.”

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