23 March 2008

What Grandma Knows - Poverty is Hazardous to Your Health

There are the many things your Grandmother knows. Then there are the few things social scientists "discover." And the latter too often are a proper subset of the former. Here is a story from The New York Times reporting the astounding discovery that rich people live longer, healthier lives than poor people. And, unsurprisingly, that the unconscionable increases in income inequality in the U.S. over the past several decades have been accompanied by increasingly pronounced discrepancies in this respect.

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Anonymous Scott Hughes said...

Yes, you are right to say that this is unsurprising news--sad, but unsurprising. Hopefully, more people will have access to the healthcare in the near future.

23 March, 2008 17:30  

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