By Greg Wright
MBA, CFE, CFP®, CLU, ChFC
Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified Financial Planner™
According to a Wall Street Journal Nov. 5, 2015, article, White Americans aged 45 to 54 have a 50% higher probability of death than White Europeans the same age. The dramatic mortality increase from 2000 to 2013, according to the article, is due to the increased use of drugs, alcohol, and suicides.
However, the author of the article, Betsy McKay, does not recognize what I believe are the underlying causes of these changes -- the negative impact government has had on middle-aged White Americans. Because of harsh government regulations and policy, the American middle class has suffered tremendously. It is being taxed and regulated out of existence to redistribute wealth to the very wealthy and the poor.