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kleinbl00  ·  129 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: U.S. death rates increased for middle-aged people of all racial and ethnic groups

It's more than Purdue, though. Remove agency and security and substance abuse and reckless behavior increase. That's Psych 101.

We'll never know to any degree of certainty that higher prosperity would have blunted the opioid crisis but we can look to historical analogues: