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Monday, January 24, 2011

Economic elites making us crazy, literally?

There is an intimate relationship between economic conditions in a nation and the nation's crime rate.

Once one understands the role played by elites in producing economic disasters (e.g., major recessions), one can better understand my claim that those are the folks responsible for much of our suffering:

"The recent surge in ... staggering [economic] statistics reflects two types of economic side effects. First, the rise in mental health disorders has increased as economic certainty has deteriorated: joblessness, crippling debt and home foreclosure. Second, the problem is only exacerbated when those with newly-developed or pre-existing illnesses can't seek treatment because they don't have health insurance due to unemployment."

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