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The epidemic of despair that reduces life expectancy in the United States, topic of the new issue of 'Nuestro Tiempo'.

University magazine reviews the book "Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism" by Angus Deaton and Anne Case.

13 | 04 | 2023

Economics Life expectancy has declined in the United States due to an exponential increase in suicides, overdoses and alcohol-related illnesses, according to a study by award Nobel laureateAngus Deaton and Princeton professor Anne Case. Their book "Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism" confronts the issue with rigor and data, and outlines some possible solutions, all aimed at enabling meaningful life within a community. This can be seen in the report published by journalist Victoria de Julián in issue 716 of Nuestro Tiempo, the cultural and current affairs magazine of the University of Navarra, which is published this month.

In addition, this issue takes a closer look at technology. Hacker Jaime Gómez-Obregón talks about his crusade for transparency in the Administration and a report is published on the artists' collective Obvious, creator of the most expensive work generated by artificial intelligence sold to date. Also, the writer Sofía Caruncho signature a chronicle on the symbolic protests of the blank page, which have led Xi Jinping to reverse his "zero covid" policy. The photo story is a youthful work by award Pulitzer Prize-winner David Hornback: a collection of photographs of everyday life in his childhood.

In the sections Campus and Alumni there is a farewell to Benedict XVI, honorary doctor ate from the University of Navarra, a conversation with the writer Marta San Miguel, a graduate of the University, and a report that analyzes the sinister paths that pornography paves in the brain of its consumers and some clues about what financial aid addicts have to follow. The submission of this issue of "Los de la maleta" presents a profile of the psychiatrist Carmen Gómez Lavín, the first woman who read her thesis at the University of Navarra.