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- (Author), Deaton, Angus (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2020]
Series:Book collections on Project MUSE.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • The calm before the storm
  • Things come apart
  • Deaths of despair
  • The lives and deaths of the more (and less) educated
  • Black and white deaths
  • The condition of the living
  • The misery and mystery of pain
  • Suicide, drugs, and alcohol
  • Opioids
  • False trails : poverty, income, and the Great Recession
  • Growing apart at work
  • Widening gaps at home
  • How American healthcare is undermining lives
  • Capitalism, immigrants, robots, and China
  • Firms, consumers, and workers
  • What to do?