Restoring stronger economic growth by encouraging more innovation would help reduce anger among many people who feel left behind, he said.
This may help explain Trump, according to economists studying mortality.
America is becoming a more divided society -- divided not only between whites and African Americans, but also between the 1 percent and the rest, and between the highly educated and the less educated, regardless of race.
Yet, opposition to any government programs has hurt this segment of society the most, as they tend to be situated in the poorest red states that need and depend on government transfer payments -- such as social security, Medicare, Obamacare and food stamps.
The work of Princeton professor Angus Deaton focuses on measuring poverty around the world.
Of course, an array of other factors (for instance, the number of kids you have, the amount of debt you carry, the cost of
People say money doesn't buy happiness. Except, according to a new study from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School