I never would have guessed this.

“The disturbing evidence about the health of white middle-aged American working class, discovered and publicized by Nobel prize winner Angus Deaton and his wife Anne Case, is not tied to just one trend in the culture, policies, or economic factors at work within the United States. It is not the fault of one party or movement, but has multiple root causes. But it is something we all ought to be concerned about, both for the future fiscal and policy burden it represents, and for the broader lesson it tells us about how America is changing.”

Source: The Crisis Of The American Working Class