Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Crapitalism is fueling the suicide rate increase
According to this study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, mental illness is not the main cause for the uptick in US suicide rates: "The prime causes of suicide for Americans with no known mental illnesses were primarily financial in nature." They break this down into increasing student debt, home prices and healthcare premiums, increased productivity but stagnant or lower relative wages. In a word, crapitalism. You can see the full CDC study here.