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Video: “Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism” by Anne Case and Sir Angus Deaton

Mar 17, 2020
B. Rose Huber
Woodrow Wilson School

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism” is a groundbreaking account of how the flaws in U.S. capitalism have dire consequences for America’s working class. In this video, authors Anne Case and Sir Angus Deaton discuss why capitalism is destroying blue-collar America, laying a large part of this at the door step of the U.S. health care system. They also chart a way forward, providing solutions that can rein in capitalism’s excesses.

Their book was published March 17 by the Princeton University Press.

This video was a collaborative effort of Princeton’s Office of Communications, the Princeton University Press, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Order the book or request a signed and personalized copy by calling Labyrinth Books at 609-497-1600 or emailing

Learn more about Case and Deaton’s work.