The Rich Live Longer, Too. How Unfair Is That?

| March 24, 2009

Healthy, wealthy, wise: Studies say the rich are smarter than the poor when it comes to taking care of themselves. They don’t smoke; they are proactive in managing their health; they take their prescription medications properly. And they live longer as a result. But will economic stress narrow that gap? And more important, how can the rich and intelligent help to spread their good health and longevity down the socioeconomic chain? Thoughts?