Mary Wells: The Human Toll of a Recession

Considering the vast worldwide fortunes lost and the desperation growing all around us, I think it is surprising there are so few suicides. Suicide is usually a form of craziness, temporary or clinical and predictable. Stress from financial handcuffs and the pain one may have given to so many others would stimulate suicidal depressions, so I am astonished that all the guilt floating through the world hasn’t caused many more heart attacks and many more suicides.

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