The Gross Inequality of Death in America
The New Republic -


of the most disquieting facts about life in the United States today is that the

richest American men live 15 years longer than the poorest men, while for women

it’s 10 years. Put a different way, the life expectancy gap between rich and

poor in the U.S. is wider than the gap between the average American and the

average Yemeni or Ethiopian.


gap is only getting


According to a report by the Health

Inequality Project, from 2001-2014, the richest Americans gained

approximately three...

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