Angus Deaton

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All of a sudden, in the US at least, a large cohort of people – the relatively uneducated, white working class – have started to die younger.

Ground-breaking research by two economists, one a Nobel Prize winner, has given birth to a new and depressing phrase: “deaths from despair”. For man(...)

Nobel medicine or physiology laureate William C Campbell bows after receiving the award during a ceremony in Stockholm Concert Hall. Photograph: Jonas Ekstromer/Reuters

Irish-born scientist laureate William C Campbell has said he is “delighted” at sharing the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine 2015, awarded in Sto(...)

While popular culture may focus more on meth than on prescription painkillers or good old alcohol, it’s not really news that there’s a drug problem in the US heartland

A couple of weeks ago President Obama Barack mocked Republicans who are “down on America”, and reinforced his message by doing a pretty good Grumpy Ca(...)