Mortality rates for middle aged white Americans are rising, as reported by the New York Times:
"Something startling is happening to middle-aged white Americans. Unlike every other age group, unlike every other racial and ethnic group, unlike their counterparts in other rich countries, death rates in this group have been rising, not falling.
That finding was reported Monday by two Princeton economists, Angus Deaton, who last month won the 2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science, and Anne Case. Analyzing health and mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from other sources, they concluded that rising annual death rates among this group are being driven not by the big killers like heart disease and diabetes but by an epidemic of suicides and afflictions stemming from substance abuse: alcoholic liver disease and overdoses of heroin and prescription opioids.
The analysis by Dr. Deaton and Dr. Case may offer the most rigorous evidence to date of both the causes and implications of a development that has been puzzling demographers in recent years: the declining health and fortunes of poorly educated American whites. In middle age, they are dying at such a high rate that they are increasing the death rate for the entire group of middle-aged white Americans, Dr. Deaton and Dr. Case found."
The New York Times' Gina Kolata, duly reported the surprise of the researchers:
"It is not clear why only middle-aged whites had such a rise in their mortality rates. Dr. Meara and Dr. Skinner, in their commentary, considered a variety of explanations—including a pronounced racial difference in the prescription of opioid drugs and their misuse, and a more pessimistic outlook among whites about their financial futures—but say they cannot fully account for the effect."
The good doctors are apparently oblivious to the dispossession of the working class, especially the white working class, that has been going on for some time. Their jobs have been shipped overseas and their culture mocked and riduculed. Their hometowns have often been transformed into ghost towns. The outline of what the elite has planned for the country is now pretty clear: a thin layer of very rich people will rule over a shrinking middle class and a growing underclass. Globalization means that the super rich and multi-nationals can move their money and factories wherever they find it profitbale to do so. The underclass will be put on the dole and open borders mean an endless supply of warm bodies to level out wages around the world. "Adios, America!," indeed.
Wayne Allensworth is a Corresponding Editor of Chronicles magazine. He is the author of The Russian Question: Nationalism, Modernization, and Post-Communist Russia, and a novel Field of Blood. He writes at American Remnant.