Suicide and the Economy in 1937

Elizabeth Macbride discovered her great-grandfather didn’t fall in front of a train in 1937 but lay in front of it deliberately. Her search to figure out why is touching and sad. (“Men still, more than women, define their self-worth by how much money they make and their occupations. That partly goes to explain why the suicide rate is three times higher among men than women.”)

Only 10?

Alternet presents, “10 reasons American workers are screwed.” The list includes perennial favorites “unemployment is twice what they say” and of course, “broadening inequality.”