Ep. 9 Is Conservative Rhetoric Making White Men Kill Themselves? Krugman Thinks So

14 November 2015     |     Tom Woods     |     30

On the one hand, Krugman says we really don’t know why mortality rates for middle-aged white men have been on the rise. On the other, it’s probably because of his political opponents.

We have a much more plausible explanation for this rise, and it isn’t because conservatives have been warning about bad economic times. Listen in!

Krugman Column

Despair, American Style,” November 9, 2015

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Study Mentioned

Rising Morbidity and Mortality in Midlife Among White non-Hispanic Americans in the 21st Century,” by Anne Case and Angus Deaton

Contra Column

Military Suicide Rate and the Importance of Demographic Controls,” by Matt Bruenig

Charts Mentioned


job growth1

Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed


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