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I'll post my comment again here, I think it's worth a diary of its own. If this study is conclusive, then this will herald the decline of the neo-liberals. Being neo-liberal will require a cigarette pack health warning.

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The University of Michigan publishes results of a study on job insecurity and physical health. According to it:

"feeling insecure about your job takes a toll on physical and mental health --whether you actually lose your job or not."

http://www.umich.edu/news/index.html?Releases/2006/Apr06/r040106

Another excerpt:

"In fact, the health effects of job insecurity are at least as great as the health effects of a serious or life-threatening illness."

So ... down with the CPE, period (it will aggravate the Social Security deficit!!!)

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by Alex in Toulouse on Tue Apr 4th, 2006 at 07:06:22 PM EST
So ... down with the CPE, period (it will aggravate the Social Security deficit!!!)
Actually, according to you and U of Michigan, wouldn't CPE help the social security deficit?--ie.  kill'em off before they have a chance to use a lot of, or any of, their pension.  <snark> -:)
by wchurchill on Tue Apr 4th, 2006 at 07:14:57 PM EST
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It'll cost a lot of money to prevent people from dying (which is what health services are all about).
by Alex in Toulouse on Tue Apr 4th, 2006 at 07:18:05 PM EST
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actually, ironically, the majority of healthcare spend is spent the few years of life.  since everyone has a last few years of life, the spending on average (some people cost nothing becaused they die in a car accident) occurs for everyone.  I know it's a sick way of looking at it--but longer life tends to cost the healthcare system more money, because of this factor.
by wchurchill on Tue Apr 4th, 2006 at 07:34:36 PM EST
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