The growing delta between educated and less-educated Americans is taking a heavy toll on the health of the US. As long as we continue to favor the most privileged with tax codes there is no reason to think this is going to change. How did we become such a self-centered country, leaving so many behind? I may not subscribe to the “greatest generation” theory but it’s obvious that generation was much more interested in the greater good than we see today.
Now another study uses a different proxy for “haves” or “have-nots”—education—and reaches another shameful conclusion: the gap in death rates between Americans with less than a high school education and college graduates has soared since 1993, they will report tomorrow in the May 14 issue of PLoS One.