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Yet, despite America’s wealth relative to Europe and the rest of the Anglosphere, it’s way down the list behind them all in average life expectancy. For instance Australians and New Zealanders live about 4 year longer on average, even though we’re not quite as wealthy and our costs of living are much higher. In fact with a ranking of 47 (refer link below ) the US is lower than a lot of countries who are relatively poor and you could barely call developed. I have my own hypothesis on why that is, but it would be good to see you address that seeming anomaly in an article next year. I think the heading of your last section, “diseases of the rich” points in the right direction.


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