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Tag: Life Expectancy


Life Expectancy Gap Between Rich and Poor Keeps On Growing

Between 2001 and 2014, the difference in life expectancy between the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans and the poorest 1 percent widened to 14.6 years for men and 10.1 years for women, a study published by the American Medical Association shows.

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Glenn Greenwald Is on Collapsing Empire Watch

As the Salon scribe points out, it can be “quite difficult to really internalize” America’s superpower implosion, but the numbers don’t lie. Our life expectancy ranking is dropping like a rock, while we’re getting better and better at imprisoning, executing and selling guns to people. USA! USA!

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Cuba by the Numbers

Fidel Castro recently told The Atlantic that the Cuban model does not work anymore, not even for Cuba. But according to statistics collected by none other than the CIA, the Cuban model has actually worked very well.

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U.S. Life Expectancy Hits All-Time High

Here’s the good news: Significant drops in heart disease and strokes, two leading causes of death among Americans, have contributed to the highest life expectancy in the country’s history, which rose to 77.9 years in the latest report released by the National Center for Health Statistics. 

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