Experts have long known that rich people generally live longer than poor people. But a growing body of data shows a more disturbing pattern: Despite big advances in medicine, technology and education, the longevity gap between high-income and low-income Americans has been widening sharply.
The poor are losing ground not only in income, but also in years of life, the most basic measure of well-being.
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Too true. I’m poor, and I can literally feel the years drop from my future like dead flies. Perhaps the wealthy could speed the process along by offering a gas chamber/crematorium option for those below a certain income level. Of course, they’d need to keep a few of us around to bus their tables and babysit their young-uns whilst they gallivant around the globe cheating on their spouses.
I wouldn’t put it past them.
See, it is working!
Indeed, it is.
Proportionate to the increase in economic inequality, no doubt.
Yes, that’s logical.