Suggested reading

Tonia Mastrobuoni, Andrea Brandolini

The book chosen this week is “Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism”, Princeton University Press (2020) by Anne Case and Angus Deaton, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2015. What are the “deaths of despair” (suicides, drug and alcohol abuse) in the USA, and which factors have led to an upsurge in their dramatic fate?