According to renowned risk expert, Bernard L. Cohen PhD, life expectancy varies substantially with occupation. Post office employees, university professors, workers in clothing manufacturing and in communications industries live 1-2 years longer than average. Minors, policemen, firemen, truck drivers, and fishermen die 2-3 years younger than average, but poverty even during the best of times can reduce life expectancy by as much as 9 years and not just in the US. In Britain, the difference in life expectancy between “professionals” and unskilled workers is estimated to be 7.2 years. When Canadian men were ranked by income the top 10% have 32% less incidences of heart disease and stroke, 34% less cancer and 88% fewer deaths by accidents from poison and violence. With few exceptions extended unemployment puts everyone on a path to poverty in their “mind’s eye” if not in real terms…