Is Inequality Shortening Your Life Span?

September 23, 2013   // 0 Comments

By Phillip Longman Imagine you got to choose whether to be born Black or born White in America. Here are a few health statistics that might inform your decision: If you chose to be born White, your chances of dying of Parkinson's disease would be twice as likely as if you chose to be Black. Your chances of dying from cirrhosis of the liver or Alzheimer's disease would be 25 percent higher. As a W...

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