Suchen

Case, Anne : Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism

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.

Verfügbarkeit: Am Lager
Artikelnummer: 978-0-691-19078-5
Versandbereit innert 24 Stunden
Fr. 35.50
decrease increase
Teilen

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.

Produktspezifikation
Verlag University Presses
Einband Fester Einband
Erscheinungsjahr 2020
Seitenangabe 312 S.
Meldetext Versandbereit innert 24 Stunden
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Abbildungen 27 b/w illus. 2 maps.
Masse H24.2 cm x B16.4 cm x D2.8 cm 638 g
Coverlag Princeton University Press (Imprint/Brand)
Artikelart Lager
Autor Case, Anne / Deaton, Angus
Schreiben Sie Ihre eigene Bewertung
  • Nur registrierte Benutzer können Rezensionen verfassen
  • Schlecht
  • Sehr gut
Produktspezifikation
Verlag University Presses
Einband Fester Einband
Erscheinungsjahr 2020
Seitenangabe 312 S.
Meldetext Versandbereit innert 24 Stunden
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Abbildungen 27 b/w illus. 2 maps.
Masse H24.2 cm x B16.4 cm x D2.8 cm 638 g
Coverlag Princeton University Press (Imprint/Brand)
Artikelart Lager
Autor Case, Anne / Deaton, Angus
Filters
Sort
display