Death By Austerity

  • metta

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    Sep 27, 2012 7:33 PM GMT

    Death By Austerity

    "More Americans now commit suicide than die in car crashes, making suicide the leading cause of injury deaths, according to a new study."

    http://www.bilerico.com/2012/09/death_by_austerity.php
  • HottJoe

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    Sep 27, 2012 7:55 PM GMT
    I find it incredibly tragic that people would end their lives rather than dealing with a financial crisis. Maybe losing everything gives people PTSD???? This certainly gives new meaning to the adage, "money is the root of all evil."icon_sad.gif
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    Sep 27, 2012 10:43 PM GMT
    I knew someone who committed suicide, it was the worst thing in the world.
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    Sep 27, 2012 11:27 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI find it incredibly tragic that people would end their lives rather than dealing with a financial crisis. Maybe losing everything gives people PTSD???? This certainly gives new meaning to the adage, "money is the root of all evil."icon_sad.gif

    The number one reason, more than half, for personal bankruptcy in the U.S. is medical expenses. If you have had medical problems large enough to send you into bankruptcy you have already dealt with one major tragedy in your life only to be followed by another tragedy of relentless bill collectors. For some people it is just too much.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/pf_article_109143.html

    http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog/index.php/2007/03/10/3-top-reasons-why-people-go-bankrupt/