My update the other day was inspired by a conversation with another psychologist who resides in California. He has always demonstrated superior insight and his take on things is that after the election in November when the tax hikes kick in January 1st, the economy will come to a screeching halt and there will be bodies hanging in the streets in February.
When the economy first failed, history has shown an increase in suicides on the order of 5,000 more suicides annually for each increase of 1% in unemployment. Also, the rate of homicides appears correlated positively to the suicide rate at approximately +.50. Hence, I expected to see an increase of roughly 2,500 murders for each 1% increase in unemployment.
But, that hasn’t happened. Why?
Quite simply it surprised us all, Quite pleasantly.
It appears attributable to an increase in population age. But, such luck and trends are not likely to hold out indefinitely. Chronic stress leads to breakdown and dysfunction.
Perhaps this election has everyone waiting anticipating relief. However, I doubt relief comes. The Party’s System has a stranglehold on the US and somethings got to give. What’s your opinion?