Thursday Links Posted on June 22, 2023June 21, 2023 by John C. Goodman A (somewhat weak) defense of eating animals. The US has been falling behind other countries in life expectancy. (77 vs 82 years for all high-income countries) Possible reasons: we have more deaths by car crashes, gun homicides, suicides and overdoses. George Halvorson: Medicare Advantage is saving money for the Medicare program – despite contrary claims. Americans are the biggest consumers of high fructose corn syrup in the world. The reason: sugar quotas make the price of sugar in the US really high.