America’s opioid crisis is accelerating and could kill nearly ‘half a million people’ over the next decade. | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


America’s opioid crisis is accelerating and could kill nearly ‘half a million people’ over the next decade.

Princeton professor and former Obama White House economist Alan Krueger is out with a Bookings paper titled: Where Have All the Workers Gone? An Inquiry Into The Decline Of The U.S. Labor Force Participation Rate. In the report, Krueger gives it his best to correlate the “mushrooming opioid crisis in the U.S. since the early 2000’s” in connection between the use of “pain medication and opioid prescription rates” with the declining labor force of prime age males.

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