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Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism

Buch von Anne Case und Angus Deaton

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Artikel-Nr.:
92040090
Im Sortiment seit:
10.03.2020
Erscheinungsdatum:
04/2020
Medium:
Buch
Einband:
Gebunden
Autor:
Case, Anne
Deaton, Angus
Verlag:
Princeton Univers. Press
Sprache:
Englisch
Rubrik:
Soziologie
Seiten:
312
Abbildungen:
26 b&w illus./ 2 maps
Gewicht:
708 gr
Beschreibung
Life expectancy in the United States has recently fallen for three years in a row--a reversal not seen since 1918 or in any other wealthy nation in modern times. In the past two decades, deaths of despair from suicide, drug overdose, and alcoholism have risen dramatically, and now claim hundreds of thousands of American lives each year--and they're still rising. Anne Case and Angus Deaton, known for first sounding the alarm about deaths of despair, explain the overwhelming surge in these deaths and shed light on the social and economic forces that are making life harder for the working class. They demonstrate why, for those who used to prosper in America, capitalism is no longer delivering. In this critically important book, Case and Deaton tie the crisis to the weakening position of labor, the growing power of corporations, and, above all, to a rapacious health-care sector that redistributes working-class wages into the pockets of the wealthy. Capitalism, which over two centuries lifted countless people out of poverty, is now destroying the lives of blue-collar America.
Information zum Autor
Anne Case is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Emeritus at Princeton University. Angus Deaton, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in economics, is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus at Princeton University and Presidential Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California. His books include The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality (Princeton). They live in Princeton, New Jersey.
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