Thankful: wealth and life expectancy

Something to be thankful for: All those productive people who created the wealth that has enable so many of us to live longer and more fully.

I love this data map from Gapminder correlating life expectancy with wealth (click for full size):

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And encouraging numbers over at Forbes (via R.M.): Avik Roy looks at cancer survival rates among the wealthiest countries and notes that the USA does well despite having three healthcare systems, not one.

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