Deaths of Despair: Modern America’s Existential Crisis

The Congressional Joint Economic Committee just put out a study on “deaths of despair,” meaning deaths in the U.S. caused by either alcohol, drugs or suicide. All three–drugs especially–have skyrocketed to record levels in the past 20 years: Alcohol-related deaths, which were ironically falling prior to prohibition and rising after it was enacted, are now … Continue reading Deaths of Despair: Modern America’s Existential Crisis