Inequality kills. Between 1990 and 2008, life expectancy for White American men without a college degree fell by three years, and White low-educated women had their lives shortened by more than five years. Only AIDS in southern Africa and the restoration of capitalism in Russia have had a more lethal impact than the US social polarization in the boom years of Clinton and Bush.Introduction to (and explanation of) this quote series can be found here. Read this tag to see all of them.
— Göran Therborn, The Killing Fields of Inequality