Tuesday, 3 May 2016
Life expectancy gap widening
Put "rich live longer" into a search engine and you will reap reports explaining why there is a gap in life expectancy between the richest and the poorest of us, on both sides of the Atlantic. However, there is a disturbing trend for the gap to widen, as reported by a business school. The lead researcher puts this down to "life-style choices", but it is surely significant that the rich got richer and the poor comparatively poorer under Tony Blair and the discrepancy has continued under Cameron and Osborne.