Tuesday, June 21, 2016
WHY NON-COLLEGE EDUCATED WHITES ARE SUICIDAL, DEPRESSED
There is much bullshit analysis about why rates of depression, early death, opioid use, and suicide among non-college educated white males. Well, let’s just try economic analysis as a way of explaining this. 97% of men in prime working years were working in 1964. The number today has fallen to 83%. In the U.S. 12% of these men are neither working nor looking for work. That number was 4% in Japan. That’s millions of non-college educated white men in the U.S. unemployed. Check out “The Upshot” by Neil Irwin in the New York Times, June 21, 2016.