Policy

Review: ‘Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism’ by Anne Case and Angus Deaton

heroin opioidsAmericans, you may have heard, are dying "deaths of despair": suicides, drug overdoses, and alcoholic liver disease that are together driving down the nation's life expectancy. The concept has been bandied about since it was coined by a pair of Princeton economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton. After five years, Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism is the pair's book-length offering on what they believe is driving the crisis.

Senate Sends House $2 Trillion Coronavirus Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate’s unanimous passage of an estimated $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill sent the unprecedented economic rescue legislation to the House of Representatives, whose leaders hope to pass it on Friday.