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  •  I read about a study somewhere (11+ / 0-)

    I think it was in Yes! magazine or perhaps Utne Reader (one of these bleeding-heart rags) that showed life expectancy in the United States was lower than that in other developed nations. No shock there; we've had a lot of deregulation, fraying of the safety net, etc., since Ronald Reagan. What was a bit more shocking, is that the study matched up income brackets in different countries. And it found that wealthy, affluent Americans don't live as long as wealthy, affluent citizens of other countries. The study, or the write-up of the study, postulated that self-serving and greed--of the kind currently glorified in American culture--all by themselves, shorten lives.

    We have to keep calling out the pathology in wealth-seeking to the cost of all else.

    Thanks for the diary.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 07:57:27 AM PST

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