Deaths of despair and the future of capitalism /

"This book documents the decline of white-working class lives over the last half-century and examines the social and economic forces that have slowly made these lives more difficult. Case and Deaton argue that market and political power in the United States have moved away from labor towards ca...

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Main Authors: Case, Anne, 1958-, Deaton, Angus. (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2021.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : death in the afternoon
  • Part I. The past as prologue ; The calm before the storm
  • Things come apart
  • Deaths of despair
  • Part II. The anatomy of the battlefield ; The lives and deaths of the more (and less) educated
  • Black and white deaths
  • The health of the living
  • The misery and mystery of pain
  • Suicide, drugs, and alcohol
  • Opioids
  • Part III. What's the economy got to do with it? ; False trails : poverty, income, and the Great Recession
  • Growing apart at work
  • Widening gaps at home
  • Part IV. Why is capitalism failing so many? ; How American healthcare is undermining lives
  • Capitalism, immigrants, robots, and China
  • Firms, consumers, and workers
  • What to do?