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Opioid Crisis Shows How Economic Inequality Kills [ineteconomics.org]

 

America’s growing rate of economic inequality is more than a numerical ratio that worries economists or a trendy political talking point. The phenomenon has been linked to human tragedies ranging from higher murder rates to growing gaps in life expectancy.

Add death by opioids to the list.

In recent years, social scientists have been debating why more people have been dying from drug overdoses. Does the increased availability of highly addictive opioids fully explain the rise? Not entirely, it turns out.

[For more on this story by Lynn Parramore, go to https://www.ineteconomics.org/...mic-inequality-kills]

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