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Deaths of despair strike women too
When Angus Deaton and I began to document the dramatic increases in mortality from drug overdose, alcoholic liver disease and suicide—the deaths of despair that we describe in our new book—we found many things that surprised us.
Robert Frank on Under the Influence
Psychologists have long understood that social environments profoundly shape our behavior, sometimes for the better, often for the worse. But social influence is a two-way street—our environments are themselves products of our behavior.
Chile’s “awakening” and the troubled relationship between neoliberalism and democracy
Last week Chile went through the most extreme moment of political turmoil since Pinochet’s dictatorship.
Robert Shiller on the power of viral stories and economic change
In a world in which internet troll farms attempt to influence foreign elections, can we afford to ignore the power of viral stories to affect economies?
J. C. Sharman on Empires of the Weak
What accounts for the rise of the state, the creation of the first global system, and the dominance of the West?