From my new column in Taki’s Magazine:
White Privilege vs. White Death
by Steve Sailer
March 29, 2017
Nobel-winning economist Angus Deaton and his wife Anne Case have released a new study, “Mortality and Morbidity in the 21st Century,” enumerating how many unprivileged whites have died from despair while privileged whites prattled about the curse of white privilege.
Judging from mortality statistics, something very bad has happened to working-class white Americans in this century.
Nonetheless, until just 18 months ago, barely anybody in positions of authority or influence in America had noticed it, so pervasive is our system’s animosity toward whites of humble backgrounds.
Read the whole thing there.
Here’s a key graph from Case and Deaton’s new paper:
Each different colored line represents a birth year among non-Hispanic whites. For example, the red line represents people born in 1950, who turned 18 in 1968 and have or will turn 67 in 2017, or would if they weren’t already dead.
Each line represents mortality rates from what Case and Deaton call “deaths of despair,” and are restricted to white Americans who aren’t college graduates.
Notice the giant increase in “deaths of despair” among Baby Boomers (1946-1964). Working class white Americans who were born in 1945 and turned 18 in prelapsarian 1963 have very low rates of deaths of despair, while working class white Americans born 10 or 15 years later have much higher rates. And then things keep getting worse, with another acceleration among the latest cohort (those born in 1980 who would turn 37 in 2017).
People born c. 1945: