“Already, there is about a 20-year lifespan gap across different socioeconomic groups in the United States, with an average age of 66 in some of America’s poorest communities, compared with 87 in more affluent areas.” [Jessica Powell] https://medium.com/s/2069/what-happens-when-the-rich-live-decades-longer-than-the-rest-of-us-2dfec4a35b21
“What’s gone from the internet, after all, isn’t ‘truth,’ but trust: the sense that the people and things we encounter are what they represent themselves to be.” [Max Read] http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/how-much-of-the-internet-is-fake.html
Having the power to tell other people what to do feels great. Not so much for the person being ordered around, though. As our society becomes more stratified, it becomes more unhealthy.
For decades, the medical community has ignored mountains of evidence to wage a cruel and futile war on fat people, poisoning public perception and ruining millions of lives. It’s time for a new paradigm. (highline.huffingtonpost.com)