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    A distinctly American phenomenon’: Our workforce is dying faster than any other wealthy country, study shows
    Jorge L. Ortiz Nov 26

    The report, “Life Expectancy and Mortality Rates in the United States, 1959-2017,’’ was published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study paints a bleak picture of a workforce plagued by drug overdoses, suicides and organ-system diseases while grappling with economic stresses.

    In a trend that cuts across racial and ethnic boundaries, the U.S. has the worst midlife mortality rate among 17 high-income countries despite leading the world in per-capita spending on health care.


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    Cold Mountain Trail
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    Number 1 again!  Yay us!

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    Hi soryang,

    But of course – overworked – and underpaid – the results are not hard to predict – all part of an expendable economy – benefiting only the 1%.


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      Yes,we really shouldn’t be surprised.

      Pay them crap wages that aren’t enough to support them,give them no benefits,treat them like dirt on the job,and see what kind of work force you end up with—-unhappy,unwilling to do even the smallest task (why should they,for what they’re getting paid)and dropping in their tracks like the livestock the system believes that they are.

      Funny how the closet conservatives scream Russia every breath they draw when this,like many other things, bears so much similarity to the way it was in the old Soviet Union and its empire.

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        “…this,like many other things, bears so much similarity to the way it was in the old Soviet Union and its empire.”

        Spot on. Absofuckinglutely.

        Slavery was the legal fiction that people can be property.
        Corporatism is the legal fiction that property can be people.

        "If you believe in god, I'm probably smarter than you." -- Tom Leykis

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        Even better, their corporate masters have them convinced that -we’re- the ones advocating for Stalinism.

        Proclaiming a populist policy makes you Bernie Sanders like singing ‘Yesterday’ makes you Paul McCartney.

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    David the Gnome
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    The dying of the unions isnt helping.  The pathetic oversight of our National agencies, how funds are used, or even how much money is there.  The broken infrastructure, lack of manufacturing jobs, deep debt of much of the populace… the failure of social programs to even begin to keep up.

    Yet the staff and funding for any and all relief efforts continue to be cut and/or misused.  There does not seem to be a silver lining here.  Without fundamental change, my generation and those that come after are far more likely to die young than retire.

    Honestly, it is enough to make a happy person depressed – and I’m not really that happy of a person.

    Reading about advancements in science and technology some times gives me hope.  The amazing abilities of nanotechnology and neuroscience, robotics – and the predicted advancements of the next ten years are astounding.

    That is assuming of course, that anyone but the wealthy will be able to take advantage of any of them.  We wont, if people like Trump, Clinton, Clinton, Biden and so on continue to “lead” us.

    It is within the realm of possibility that, within twenty years or less, we will be able to effectively treat every known disease.  This includes mental illness.  The things being discovered and worked on right now are really that powerful.

    Unfortunately, so are the rich pricks – and they know what most of us do.  That humanity will shrink massively in the years to come, that resources will become more scare than the people of today can imagine.

    So they prefer us to die in large numbers, instead.  I am sure they think “better them than I”.  Imagine a dystopian society of a few overlords with all the resources that everyone else is forced to work for…. oh wait.  We are already there.  Sadly, this will seem like a happy time in another few decades.  If we have even that long.

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    Well, we can’t decent work hours, good health care, livable wages, safe workplaces, and all that stuff because it would be (EEEK!!)  Socialism!!

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