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2019 Tanner Lecture by Angus Deaton: "Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism"

April 11, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
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McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society and the Office of the President

This is the second of three events comprising the 2019 Tanner Lectures on Human Values, delivered by  Princeton University Professors Anne Case and Angus Deaton.

Lecture 1: Wednesday, April 10, 5 to 7 p.m.

Lecture 2: Thursday, April 11, 5 to 7 p.m.

Discussion seminar: Friday, April 12, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Lecture 2:"Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism"

Sir Angus Deaton, a senior scholar at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will examine the wider social and economic forces that surround the epidemic of deaths from drug overdoses, alcoholic liver disease and suicide. Non-Hispanic whites without a B.A. are also suffering in ways beyond their elevated death rates, including increasing morbidity (especially pain), increasing social isolation, decreasing marriage rates, declining connection with churches, declining democratic participation and belief in democracy, declining real wages, and declining participation in the labor force. Read more

This lecture will be followed by a response from Victor Fuchs, the Henry J. Kaiser Jr Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, in the Departments of Economics and Health Research and Policy. Read more

Encina Hall, Bechtel Conference Center
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