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    Houston we have a problem

    'A distinctly American phenomenon': Our workforce is dying faster than any other wealthy country, study shows
    See more at the link https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...dy/4303700002/

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    The engine that powers the world’s most potent economy is dying at a worrisome pace, a “distinctly American phenomenon’’ with no easily discernible cause or simple solution.

    Those are some of the conclusions from a comprehensive new study by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University showing that mortality rates for U.S. adults ages 25-64 continue to increase, driving down the general population’s life expectancy for at least three consecutive years.

    The report, “Life Expectancy and Mortality Rates in the United States, 1959-2017,’’ was published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study paints a bleak picture of a workforce plagued by drug overdoses, suicides and organ-system diseases while grappling with economic stresses.

    “This looks like an excellent paper – just what we needed to help unravel the overall decline in life expectancy in the U.S.,’’ said Eileen Crimmins, an associate dean at the University of Southern California who’s an expert on the link between health and socioeconomic factors.

    In a trend that cuts across racial and ethnic boundaries, the U.S. has the worst midlife mortality rate among 17 high-income countries despite leading the world in per-capita spending on health care.

    And while life expectancy in those other industrialized nations continues to inch up, it has been going in the opposite direction in America, decreasing from a peak of 78.9 years in 2014 to 78.6 in 2017, the last year covered by the report.
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    It sounds like some people need to manage their life in a more healthy manner.

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    Problem solved.




    high-tech surrogate phenomenon that allows people to experience life vicariously through idealized robotic versions of themselves.


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    Not only that but the birth rate is dropping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Zero View Post
    Not only that but the birth rate is dropping.
    That's because too many young men are becoming feminized and finding it more difficult to attract a woman willing to have a child by them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Zero View Post
    Not only that but the birth rate is dropping.
    The cost of not only having a baby, but raising a child, and the extended parenting (to the age of 26) and financial teething of the no-longer-self-sufficient young adult, is pretty much a smack in the back of the head for some parents. How many kids can they support until the age of 30 or worse?

    The 'Boomers' learned by watching.

    Of course, it also threatens the Ponzi scheme of Social Security and Medicare, when you don't have enough people contributing to support the deceptive government give-back....
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    A smaller population is not a bad thing. But people dying early is a warning sign that we are doing something wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Zero View Post
    Not only that but the birth rate is dropping.
    To many abortions let that sink in

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulletbob View Post
    To many abortions let that sink in
    Nope

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/healt...-all-time-low/

    The Guttmacher Institute, a research and policy organization that advocates for abortion rights, said in a statement that the overall decrease in births signals that fewer pregnancies were the main cause of the decline in abortions.

    A new chain of Christian pregnancy centers will provide a controversial service: Contraception

    The 394 new restrictions on abortion that 32 states enacted between 2011 and 2017 did not primarily cause the decline, according to Guttmacher. Several conservative states this year implemented new restrictions in the hope of elevating a challenge to the conservative-leaning Supreme Court. Lower courts so far have repeatedly blocked the new state laws.

    In 2016, there were 11.6 abortions per 1,000 women, compared with 11.8 abortions per 1,000 women the previous year. Women in their 20s accounted for the majority of abortions, while teenagers composed the age group with the largest drop in abortion rates between 2007 and 2016.
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    We are importing takers. The US does not need public charges.

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