Keith Payne

Keith Payne, professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is author of "The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects The Way We Think, Live, and Die."

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Medical evidence suggests that differences in lifespans across countries are better explained by social conditions than diet. Researchers have found that among economically developed countries, income inequality is a major predictor of longevity. Views
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Forget the Nordic Diet. Try their Tax Plan.
You’ve heard, no doubt, of the miraculous Mediterranean diet, which is said to keep Italians and Greeks living healthy lives into their 80s and beyond. The Japanese diet is popular, too, as the Japanese live the longest lives in the world. Then there’s the Nordic diet, full of fish and dairy, that...
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Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Economic Inequality Goes Well Beyond the Bank Account
If President Trump’s plan to cut individual and corporate taxes is enacted, it would accelerate the rise of income inequality in America. Economists have analyzed the effects such cuts would have on the economy, but cuts would also have an impact on people’s lives beyond money. Economic inequality...
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