The steep decline in U.S. life expectancy raises questions most politicians want to avoid – Raw Story – Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism

The steep decline in U.S. life expectancy raises questions most politicians want to avoid

We’d be a much healthier nation if we paid more attention to our life expectancy and less to the Gross National Product. A big part of our lousy performance as a country is we measure the wrong things to plot our success. Sadly, whether it be education, healthcare or housing, our system is all about preserving and amassing great wealth — and if you happen to deliver on those three, well, that’s just a happy coincidence.

Source: The steep decline in U.S. life expectancy raises questions most politicians want to avoid – Raw Story – Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism

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