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Anne Case and Angus Deaton: Deaths of despair and the future of capitalism

Anne Case and Angus Deaton: Deaths of despair and the future of capitalism Business Economics (2021) 56:186–187 https://doi.org/10.1057/s11369-021-00210-x BOOK RE VIE W Anne Case and Angus Deaton: Deaths of despair and the future of capitalism Princeton University Press, 2020 Pia Orrenius Published online: 24 February 2021 © National Association for Business Economics 2021 Life expectancy in the USA has fallen in recent years, dra- how the authors got from white working class malaise to the matically reversing a nearly 100-year streak of continuously failure of capitalism. rising longevity. The life expectancy decline is uniquely On this question the book takes a dizzying turn, calling American, unseen in other wealthy countries and concen- for more government, less private sector, and deep reforms trated almost entirely among the white working class. In to the U.S. health care and political systems—the leading Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, Anne villains in the Case and Deaton storyline. The future of capi- Case and Angus Deaton lay the blame for rising mortality talism would feature remedies that include universal health squarely on more deaths of despair, a category that includes care with cost control provisions, a $15 minimum wage and suicide, drug overdose and alcoholism. These deaths have stronger unions plus antitrust enforcement to combat the been rising among prime-aged, less-educated http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Business Economics Springer Journals

Anne Case and Angus Deaton: Deaths of despair and the future of capitalism

Business Economics , Volume 56 (3) – Feb 24, 2021

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Copyright © National Association for Business Economics 2021
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0007-666X
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Business Economics (2021) 56:186–187 https://doi.org/10.1057/s11369-021-00210-x BOOK RE VIE W Anne Case and Angus Deaton: Deaths of despair and the future of capitalism Princeton University Press, 2020 Pia Orrenius Published online: 24 February 2021 © National Association for Business Economics 2021 Life expectancy in the USA has fallen in recent years, dra- how the authors got from white working class malaise to the matically reversing a nearly 100-year streak of continuously failure of capitalism. rising longevity. The life expectancy decline is uniquely On this question the book takes a dizzying turn, calling American, unseen in other wealthy countries and concen- for more government, less private sector, and deep reforms trated almost entirely among the white working class. In to the U.S. health care and political systems—the leading Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, Anne villains in the Case and Deaton storyline. The future of capi- Case and Angus Deaton lay the blame for rising mortality talism would feature remedies that include universal health squarely on more deaths of despair, a category that includes care with cost control provisions, a $15 minimum wage and suicide, drug overdose and alcoholism. These deaths have stronger unions plus antitrust enforcement to combat the been rising among prime-aged, less-educated

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Business EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Feb 24, 2021

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