Meanwhile, the top 1 percent have more wealth than the poorest half of the world’s adults.
Deeply unequal societies, researchers have documented over the past four decades, generate far more of these stresses than more equal societies.
Rich people live longer than poor people. No big news there — we’ve known that health tracks wealth for quite some time now. But here’s what we haven’t known: The life-expectancy gap between rich and poor in the United States is actually accelerating. Since 2001, American men among the nation’s most affluent 5 percent have seen their