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Dropout Nation

Bobgood1 Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 12:45 AM
When incentive is discouraged, represssive Gov. too many rules and Gov. breathing down your back. This could increase sucide in any society that allows the Heavy hand of Gov. Rules.
I call the current state of America "Dropout Nation" because of mass abandonment from the jobs market (not being unemployed but not looking for a job at all), homeownership, marriage, and having children. Perhaps, hand in hand with this trend is the spike in suicides in this country. While there are many reasons for people to take their own lives, including depression, there is no doubt current economic conditions have added to the tally (in Greece suicides increased 24% from 2007 to 2009, Italy says suicides from economic problems skyrocketed 52%, and in England it's called an epidemic).

It's more than disheartening....