Cheyanne's Campsite ...Where The Money Meets The Rubber of The Spirited Road in America Today !!: In rich countries, death rates are supposed to decline. But in the past decade and a half, middle-aged white Americans have actually been dying faster. Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton first pointed out this disturbing trend in a 2015 study that highlighted three “diseases of despair”: drugs, drinking and suicide ------If American wants to turn the trend around, then it has to become a little more like other countries with more generous safety nets and more accessible Health Care & Introducing a single-payer health system, for example, or value-added or goods and services taxes that support a stronger safety net would be top of their policy wish list. America right now is, of course, moving in the opposite direction under Trump, and shredding the safety net.