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Suicide and Recessions

April 14, 2011

I will not be able to account for this in any risk adjusted GDP statistics. Bad economic times adds to this mountain of human misery.  The repercussions of suicide lasts decades within families.  I am going on a Suicide prevention walk this Saturday for a very close cousin of mine that committed Suicide nearly 20 years ago.

CDC Study Finds Suicide Rates Rise and Fall with Economy

Study looks at suicide rates from 1928–2007

via Calculated Risk

Lest we forget, Zero Marginal Product Workers.

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