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Galbraith, The Great Crash, p.128:
In the United States, the suicide wave that followed the stock market crash is also a part of the legend of 1929. In fact, there was none.
by gk (g k quattro due due sette "at" gmail.com) on Thu Apr 26th, 2012 at 06:36:13 AM EST
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Yes. But the current rising wave of suicides in Europe is real. I think I have read something about this.
by PerCLupi on Thu Apr 26th, 2012 at 06:45:39 AM EST
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Waves of suicides of rich people are comfortable myths to pretend that they share the fate of the poor, whose waves of suicide are always real: The Largest Wave of Suicides in History: Neo-Liberal Terrorism in India (Counterpunch, 12 February 2009)
The number of farmers who have committed suicide in India between 1997 and 2007 now stands at a staggering 182,936. Close to two-thirds of these suicides have occurred in five states (India has 28 states and seven union territories). The Big 5 - Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh- account for just about a third of the country's population but two-thirds of farmers' suicides. The rate at which farmers are killing themselves in these states is far higher than suicide rates among non-farmers. Farm suicides have also been rising in some other states of the country.


guaranteed to evoke a violent reaction from police is to challenge their right to "define the situation." --- David Graeber citing Marc Cooper
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Apr 26th, 2012 at 06:48:42 AM EST
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On April 22, Paul Krugman wrote in El País: "Last week, The New York Times reported on a phenomenon that seems to increasingly in Europe: the suicides "by the economic crisis" of people who kill themselves desperate because of unemployment and business failures. It was a heartbreaking story".
by PerCLupi on Thu Apr 26th, 2012 at 07:30:42 AM EST
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El País translates Krugman's NYT columns with a delay of a couple of days. In this case: Europe's Economic Suicide By PAUL KRUGMAN (April 15, 2012)

guaranteed to evoke a violent reaction from police is to challenge their right to "define the situation." --- David Graeber citing Marc Cooper
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Apr 26th, 2012 at 08:27:45 AM EST
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