"I have no country to fight for; my country is the Earth, and I am a citizen of the World." -
Eugene V. Debs
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Fact of the Day - Capitalism Kills
The suicide rate in the US and Greece has increased since the start of the recession:
'Suicide rates for adults between 40 and 64 years of age in the U.S. have risen about 40% since 1999, with a sharp rise since 2007. One possible explanation could be the detrimental effects of the economic downturn of 2007-2009, leading to disproportionate effects on house values, household finances, and retirement savings for that age group. In a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers found that external economic factors were present in 37.5% of all completed suicides in 2010, rising from 32.9% in 2005.'