Inequality Is (Literally) Killing America

The Nation

November 20, 2013


Only a few miles separate the Baltimore neighborhoods of Roland Park and Upton Druid Heights. But residents of the two areas can measure the distance between them in years—twenty years, to be exact. That’s the difference in life expectancy between Roland Park, where people live to be 83 on average, and Upton Druid Heights, where they can expect to die at 63. Underlying these gaps in life expectancy are vast economic disparities.
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