What's Wrong With America? "The Despair Is Smoldering in Society"

Millions of Americans have seen their wages stagnate for decades, even as the wealthiest have grown fantastically rich. The economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton believe the health-care system is partly to blame, and the coronavirus is highlighting the broader dangers American society is facing.
Interview Conducted by Benjamin Bidder und Michael Sauga
The economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton: "We’re against people getting rich by burdening other people."

The economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton: "We’re against people getting rich by burdening other people."

DER SPIEGEL 26/2020
Volunteers distributing food to the needy in California: "There are fewer marriages in the white working class, fewer people going to church, fewer people with stable home lives and a lessened sense of community. That puts these people at great risk."

Volunteers distributing food to the needy in California: "There are fewer marriages in the white working class, fewer people going to church, fewer people with stable home lives and a lessened sense of community. That puts these people at great risk."

Foto: MARK RALSTON/ AFP
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