Everybody hear about the most recent suicide of a young Deutsche Bank trader in London because of his job?
Sad really. Amazing how upset people can get over such trivial things. Weak.
That's like 10 suicides/deaths related to the GFC that I can recall off the top of my head:
Adolf Merckle - German billionaire, suicide
David Kellerman - Freddie Mac CFO, suicide (hanging)
Kirk Stephenson - investor, suicide (jumped in front of a train)
Huibert Boumeester - ABN Amro CFO, apparent suicide
Ervin Anthony Lupoe - shot and killed his wife and five young children, then took his own life (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...who-had-r.html)
July 8 (Bloomberg) -- Murders and suicides spike with unemployment, U.S. and European researchers said.
The scientists, who combed through almost four decades of European Union records, found that a 1 percent increase in joblessness brings about a 0.8 percent rise in suicide and murder rates. Government programs to help workers offer some protection, they wrote in the July 8 issue of The Lancet.