In Memory of Those Who “Died Suddenly” in the United States, April 19-25

Every week, Mark Crispin Miller publishes a “died suddenly” list. At first, one might think, “well, people die all the time for various reasons.” But if you follow it week after week, it starts to sink in that these aren’t normal…something awful is happening.

“Four performers, two teachers, three policemen (and a jailer), two teenagers mysteriously drowned, and a sixth bodybuilder has “died suddenly” this year, among all too many others.”

“Three firefighters, two soldiers, three in city governance, a news director (at CBS), and all too many more.”

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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