Wednesday, 8 February 2012
More evidence of social disintegration
Look at almost any long term UK social indicator and you will see the same thing; social disintegration.
Take alcohol consumption, for example. In the early 1990s, the annual alcohol-related death rate was around 6 people per 100,000. By 2010, it was over 12 per 100,000. The rate had doubled in just 20 years.
Why have alcohol-related deaths exploded? Well, I suppose it is because people are drinking more. I know. That was an uniquely perceptive observation. If you have a better explanation, (and I am sure you do), just click on the comments link and scribble away.
While you are at it, I will slip out to the off licence and stock up on a few bottles of Red Biddy.