The number of Americans on the permanent disability rolls, meanwhile, has steadily increased. Ten years ago, 5 million Americans collected a federal disability benefit. Now 8.2 million do. That costs taxpayers $115 billion a year, or about $1,500 per household.Tyler Cowen comments:
The rise in disability comes across a time horizon when jobs are becoming much safer and health care is improving.Which suggests the rise in "disability" is not real. We should expect a drop. So what's up with that?
I strongly suspect disability is being granted more liberally than it used to be.
Some people would rather shirk