Free, capitalist societies invariably produce populations who live longer, healthier lives.
Wherever markets have become freer, life expectancies have grown, and death rates have gradually decreased.
For years, the only country on earth where life expectancy has declined was North Korea.
Now the New York Times is reporting that the U.S. is experiencing a rise in death rates after a decade of increasing taxes, regulation, government control and socialism. See here.
Suicides, medication overdoses and complications from mental illnesses have all contributed to the rising death rates.