…g to spend more freely on healthcare. This makes sense of course, taken as an assertion of its own. However, as justification for using the per capita disposable household income variable, it falls short. The primary reason that it does is because per capita means average, and in any given country, income may be distributed radically unequally. Thus, the average American household might see little meaningful loss of consumption opportunity when buying healthcare, but this doesn’t preclude the possibility that even the vast majority of Americans might see a lot of lost opportunity.
ic activity to support it. Coal mining is still declining, and when it’s completely gone, it’s not clear how much …e who genuinely loves Appalachia, it does for me too. But we can’t let hopes blind us to realities. On some level, population must be associated with economic activity to support it. Coal mining is still declining, and when it’s completely gone, it’s not clear how much economic activity will remain, and therefore how much population can be sustained.