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Here's a sample post, done quickly just to illustrate. Life expectancy has risen around the world, helped by potable water, progress against malaria and similar public health policies. (If you think a bit, you'll realize that lowering child mortality has a large impact on life expectancy.) However, in some countries – the US, Russia – it is no longer improving. Is that a macro issue?

It depends on whether it reflects economy-wide changes in income equality (as a cause) and is presaged by years of disability (a burden on the economy).

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