Downsizing Is Bad for Your Health

Does anyone speak to the cost in human capital? There is a looming crisis in the health of the public. We need a "soft landing" for the displaced, redundant, downsized, unemployed, aged workforce more urgently than for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. We even know ways to soften the landing: shared jobs, reduced workdays, more rational health insurance, or help transitioning.

We need the priority.

Dr. Nortin Hadler is professor of medicine and microbiology/immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an attending rheumatologist at University of North Carolina Hospitals. He is the author of Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America and The Last Well Person.

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