US suicide rate increases, world's declines

Apr 2013
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An Economist article is documenting some scary stuff.

As the article points out, the increase in the US seems to correlate with the same factors that lead to people voting for Trump. Looks like he didn't fix it.

"The suicide rate
in America is up by 18% since 2000," The Economist writes in its lead editorial:

  • "This is not merely a tragedy; it matters politically, too. The rise is largely among white, middle-aged, poorly educated men in areas that were left behind by booms and crushed by busts. Their deaths are a symptom of troubles to which some see President Donald Trump as the answer. Those troubles should not be ignored."
But at a global level, "suicide is down by 29% since 2000 ... As a result, 2.8m lives have been saved in that time — three times as many as have been killed in battle."

  • "The decline is particularly notable among three sets of people ... young women in China and India ... middle-aged men in Russia ... old people all around the world."
Among the reasons for the decline among these groups: urbanization, fewer forced marriages, and social stability.
This excerpt is from the Axios AM Newsletter. The link to the Economist story is imbedded in the quote.
 
Apr 2013
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#4
Why does this stupid new software take the first bit of a quote and try to make it look like a title?

I've tried to use the ctrl+shift+V instead of the right click and paste but it still does the same thing.