The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills

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Even one’s DNA is affected by social inequality. Ansell cites one study by Nobel Prize-winning biologist Elizabeth Blackburn on the effects of long-term stress on telomere length. Telomeres are found on the tips of chromosomes in every cell in the body and they protect the cell’s genetic stability by “capping” the ends of chromosomes and preventing degeneration. Poor black women between 49 and 55 are biologically 7.5 years older, with stress and poverty accounting for more than 30 percent of the death gap.

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One thought on “The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills

  1. Thank you, especially for mentioning the impact on health of severe, prolonged stress. Most of those who are relegating to bottom wage jobs are living on a tightrope, a single job loss from losing everything — including their families (per Clinton’s “reform” agenda, state social services can take “indefinite custody” of children when parents become jobless and “unable to adequately provide”). We still have a significant shortage of jobs, and much of today’s job market is for time-limited positions.

    What remains “disappeared” from the public discussion, however, is those who are far worse off than low wage workers. We seem to deny the reality that not everyone can work (health, etc.) and that there aren’t jobs for all. We began shipping out jobs in the 1980s, ended actual welfare aid in the 1990s. The US lost over 5 million manufacturing jobs alone since 2000. This means that a chunk of the population has no jobs, no incomes. Some die, others are funneled into jails and prisons. What happens to the rest? How do they survive, and what becomes of them? Once you no longer have a home address, phone, etc., you’re just out. You can’t get a job if any come along. What are we doing to those who were phased out of the job market — and why?

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