Opinion | Who Killed the Knapp Family? – The New York Times:
“‘The meaningfulness of the working-class life seems to have evaporated,’ Angus Deaton, the Nobel Prize-winning economist, told us. ‘The economy just seems to have stopped delivering for these people.’ Deaton and the economist Anne Case, who is also his wife, coined the term ‘deaths of despair’ to describe the surge of mortality from alcohol, drugs and suicide.”
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