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Gilman, Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor of psychiatry at Emory University, is a cultural and literary historian. Here he explains the stigma of obesity in the U.S., why we inflate trends of ill health into epidemics, and why we might just want to maintain society’s vices.

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USA ranked 27th in the world in education and healthcare—down from 6th in 1990

America continues to tread water in healthcare and education while other countries have enacted reforms to great effect.

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  • The American healthcare and education systems are known to need some work, but a new study suggests we've fallen far in comparison to the rest of the world.
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