Thank you, Ronald Reagan and co. I can’t wait for all that to trickle down.
Our deteriorating health is simply a symptom of our economic priorities. When a country objectifies wealth more than well-being, this is what you get. The greatest predictor of health is wealth (and health knowledge to a lesser degree). When there’s not enough money to go around for fresh, whole food, you tend to buy cheap, empty, processed calories and stress over whether or not your paycheck will get you through the month for you and your kids. Obviously there’s no money to afford a place in a safe neighborhood that stocks good food and safe activity.
I wish things were simpler, and everything wasn’t so interconnected. But health and well-being are significantly tied to the economic policies in all sectors, even gasoline taxes (something I’m busy writing about at the very moment).
Weight of the World via Washington Post
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