246: Deaths of despair / Effective altruism (Angus Deaton)


Economist and Nobel Laureate Angus Deaton discusses the rise in “deaths of despair” in the U.S. – deaths from drugs, alcohol or suicide. What’s causing it, and how do we know? Also, Julia and Angus debate whether effective altruism can help the poor. (November 23, 2020)


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