Well the saying holds that money can’t buy you happiness. The Beatles said money can’t buy me love. That may be true, but I’ll tell you what money can buy you: life. A new study released by the World Health Organization shows that there is an enormous disparity in the life spans of the world’s richest 10% and the poorest 10%. A 35 year disparity to be exact. The richest 10% of people can expect to live to age 81, while the poorest 10% live to an average age of 46. So I guess we had better hope this economy turns around soon.
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