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Larry Kudlow Is Right! The Economy Affects Public Health

When asked about President Trump’s insane idea to end social distancing in two weeks, Larry Kudlow, Trump’s Director of the National Economic Council, said “public health includes economic health.” I am not much of a fan of Kudlow’s thinking about the economy, but as a behavioral scientist, I have to admit that Kudlow is right; our economy has a huge impact on public health. However, I don’t think Kudlow was talking about the facts that came to mind for me.

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Anthony Biglan, PhD, is President of Values to Action and author of Rebooting Capitalism

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