The Unhealthy Economy
1:14 PM, Dec 2, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
In a routine, short-run economic downturn, people tend to adopt more healthy behaviors. You quit smoking and cut back on the drinking because … well, maybe to save money and maybe because you tend to focus more on the essentials and live less indulgently. But our current long, lingering economic malaise seems to have pushed people toward unhealthy choices. For release, perhaps, or from a fatalistic sense that things may not get better and so what.
As Raya Muttarak writes on the NEXUS blog:
Lower employment, reduced incomes, disappointment and demoralization leading to more smoking related illness and, thus, more people needing medical care.
Thank God there is Obamacare ...
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