Deaths of Despair

America's Compromised State - The lack of a coordinated national response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States has predictably resulted in an unmitigated economic and public-health disaster. The problem is and always has been that those in a position to do something about such crises do not speak for most Americans. (Angus Deaton, Project Syndicate, July 2020)

The World after Coronavirus: The Future of Despair- Angus Deaton speaks with Adil Najam, Dean of the Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University, about the challenges and opportunities we will face in our post-coronavirus future. (June 2020)

Angus Deaton discusses "The Covid Tonic" with Marian L. Tupy of HumanProgress (YouTube Video, June 2020)

Brookings Institute Webinar: Reopening the coronavirus-closed economy — Principles and tradeoffs.  (Angus Deaton's participation begins 30 minutes into the webinar and then again at 74 minutes as part of a panel discussion, May 2020) 

How to fix democracy -fixing healthcare inequality, Angus Deaton argues in this interview, must be a top priority for the future of capitalism and democracy in the land of the American Dream. (Andrew Keen, Bertelsmann Foundation; video April 2020)

The BBC interviews Angus Deaton on coronavirus and the inequalities of Lockdown (interviewed at the beginning and end of the broadcast; April 2020)

Deaths of despair, deaths from the virus and the U.S. Healthcare system (Angus Deaton and Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business; April 2020)

Angus Deaton on what COVID-19 means for inequality and "Deaths of Despair" (Bendheim Center for Finance, Princeton University; April 2020)