Get Rich, Live Longer: The Ultimate Consequence of Income Inequality [theatlantic.com]
We know a few things about money and life. We know that market wages (pre-tax, pre-transfer) are flat-lining or falling for middle- and lower-income Americans thanks to globalization, technology, marriage- and geographical sorting, the decline of unions, and other reasons. We know that poorer Americans live shorter lives and that poorer women live shortening lives. We don’t know the precise causal mechanism, but we know that the relationship is remarkably tight at every income level.