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Suicides 'By Economic Crisis' Soar in Europe


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Evelyn
- 881 days ago - sott.net
Three weeks earlier, Giovanni Schiavon, 59, a contractor, shot himself in the head at the headquarters of his debt-ridden construction company on the outskirts of Padua. As he faced the bleak prospect of ordering Christmas layoffs at his family firm of..



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michael hall (42)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 6:49 am
euro is slip sliding
 

Teresa W. (690)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 8:09 am
horrible
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 11:55 am
sadly noted, thank you Evelyn
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday April 21, 2012, 8:59 am
deaths attributable to unrestrained greed by those who crashed the global economy
 

monka blank (74)
Saturday April 21, 2012, 4:24 pm
noted.
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Saturday April 21, 2012, 4:36 pm
Gee, I wonder if those idiots in government learned anything from October 1929?

Nah, doesn't look like it. The responses look too much like CCC, New Deal, and other mistakes...
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Saturday April 21, 2012, 4:41 pm
Cue up Wall of Voodoo/Stan Ridgway 'Pick It Up and Put It In Your Pocket'

'And Lady Luck, well she can't explain
To a hard earned coin or bill, the game;
It seems everything changes hands when it hits the ground!'
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (80)
Saturday April 21, 2012, 5:23 pm
Since when was the New Deal considered a mistake??
What history books have you been reading, Fred K?
 

Myron Scott (70)
Saturday April 21, 2012, 7:24 pm
The New Deal recovery could have been faster and wider had FDR not insisted, initially, on balancing the budget and, therefore, primed the economic pump less than the situation required, especially early in his first term. (There were other factors, too: an obstructionist Supreme Court initially, followed by Congressional gridlock in his second term.) World War II proved that, by taking the lid off government spending, modernizing industry, creating full employment - even jobs for women - and launching the longest sustained period of prosperity in U.S. history. Some mistake!

Besides reading a good, post-Friedman economic history of the Great Depression (any one of them will do), looks like someone needs to read the article accompanying this thread: It's austerity, no pump priming, that's causing this havoc in the Euro Market countries, and will cause it here if the GOP has its way.

Which isn't to say much the same isn't happening here now, too, thanks to the GOP class war and Obama's distinctly un-Rooseveltian timidity:

http://www.alternet.org/world/155011/Murder%2C_Suicide_and_Financial_Ruin%3A_How_the_Class_War_Is_Destroying_Americans%27_Lives/
 

Danuta Watola (1199)
Sunday April 22, 2012, 1:12 am
Thanks for the info
 

Myron Scott (70)
Sunday April 22, 2012, 7:31 am
Ah, strangeness from the Care2 server again. Jere's the full cite chopped off in my prior comment:

http://www.alternet.org/world/155011/Murder%2C_Suicide_and_Financial_Ruin%3A_How_the_Class_War_Is_Destroying_Americans%27_Lives/

Sorry it's cut and paste rather than live link. Life is tough, even without being driven to murder, suicide and/or financial ruin.
 
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