Rough times for poor white guys:

I haven’t yet read Angus Deaton and Anne Case’s book Deaths of Despair but it’s on my list. What strikes me about the discussion in the Boston Review is its resonance with the refrain from the alt right, much maligned by the alt left, that things are tough and getting tougher if you’re an uneducated white guy. Looks like we might now have some evidence to feed into that hitherto entirely ideological debate.