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Deaths of Despair and a Nation in Crisis

The Princeton economists behind the “deaths of despair” thesis—Anne Case and Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton—talk with Irwin Stelzer and Jeffrey Gedmin about their new book, the flaws of our economic and health care systems, and whether our national crisis could spur needed reforms.

Published on: June 3, 2020
Anne Case is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus at Princeton University. Angus Deaton is the Senior Scholar and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2015. Irwin Stelzer is director of economic policy studies at the Hudson Institute and U.S. economic and political correspondent for the Sunday Times (London). He is also a contributing editor to The American Interest. Jeffrey Gedminis Editor-in-Chief of The American Interest.
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