Fueled by Broken Social Contract, Study Finds Inequality and Despair Driving US Life Expectancy Down | Common Dreams

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Australian Conservatives are modelling us on America. The the country with world’s  biggest Wealth and Income Gap. Turnbull does want to close the gap by ensuring all Australians can have the advantages and opportunities of Aboriginal Australians and spiral down. ( Old Dog)

“A new report finds that a lack of social services including universal healthcare, public health crises, and declining social mobility have all contributed to growing despair and failing health in the United States, resulting in a decrease in life expectancy for the second year in a row.

According to the study, completed by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Urban Institute, a suicide rate that went up 24 percent between 1999 and 2014, and abuse of drugs and alcohol have contributed largely to the decline.”

Fueled by Broken Social Contract, Study Finds Inequality and Despair Driving US Life Expectancy Down | Common Dreams