A Most Vicious Cycle

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You need to start a business to earn a living. You don’t have enough money to start a good business. Here’s something more vicious: Entitlements Favor the Rich —Because They Live Longer i.e., you can’t be rich because you’re unhealthy. You can’t be healthy because you’re not rich. You can’t be favored because you’re not rich. Isn’t that just grand?

‘Higher-income people have pretty much always lived longer than lower-income people. In the early 1970s, however, the gap started expanding rapidly. In measuring this phenomenon, researchers typically look at education, rather than income, because education is correlated with lifetime income but is not affected by bouts of ill health, which can skew the relationship between current income and health status.

‘In 1990, 20-year-old white women who had at least a college degree were expected to live to age 81, while those with less than a high-school degree were expected to reach 79, a recent study in Health Affairs found. By 2008, however, that two-year gap had widened to more than 10 years. For 20-year-old white men, the difference grew from five years in 1990 to 13 years in 2008…’
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Imagine a World Without Money
If there was no such thing as money, what would YOU be doing with your life?
In my case, I will surely be more social. You need money to be social right? More sure things:
We will all be barbaric either farming our own food or hunting for it.
We will all be healthier. No more rat race. No more stress. The only crime for gain one could commit is stealing food or clothing. Imagine that.

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Poch is a Bookrix author and a freelance writer. He is a frequent contributor to TED Conversations.
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