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Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism by [Anne Case, Angus Deaton]
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Longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year-- "Publishers Weekly"

One of the Financial Times' Summer Books of 2020: Economics-- "Joyce Carol Oates on Twitter"

This book is of the highest importance.---Martin Wolf, Financial Times-- "New York Times Editors' Choice"

A must-read for anyone attempting to objectively understand our collective American pain as well as those gaining from it.---Rahul Gupta, Democracy-- "Publishers Weekly"

Important.---Michael Tomasky, Democracy-- "New Scientist"

Simply put, this is a terrific book. I suspect it will be on many people's top 10 book lists of 2020. Although written before COVID-19, the book's critique of the US approach to health care and inequality is remarkably prescient. In many ways, the opioid crisis Case and Deaton analyze is a microcosm of the anguish the world is experiencing today, and we would be remiss not to pay attention to their insights.---Kenneth Rogoff, Finance & Development-- "Publishers Weekly"

Although the authors completed this book before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic -- it was published four days after President Trump declared a national emergency -- their diagnosis is still painfully relevant.---Carlos Lozada, Washington Post-- "Publishers Weekly"

Anne Case and Angus Deaton are senior economists at Princeton with expertise in public health and poverty, respectively. The combination, plus clear writing and ample doses of caution and open-mindedness, makes Deaths of Despair a compelling book.---Edward Hadas, Reuters BreakingViews

A New York Times Editors' Choice

Case and Deaton explain how every detail of this crisis unfolded, examining recent historical events and rightly placing much of the blame on the United States' distinctive strain of capitalism, designed to protect and grow the assets of the wealthy few.---Keri Leigh Merrit, Common Dreams-- "New York Times Editors' Choice" --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Anne Case is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Emeritus at Princeton University. Angus Deaton, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in economics, is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus at Princeton University and Presidential Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN : B082YJRH8D
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press; Illustrated edition (17 March 2020)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 5921 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 314 pages
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5.0 out of 5 stars a unique book, but stronger on the problem than on the causes and the solution
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