Posts Tagged ‘unemployment’

Valentine’s Violence update

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

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?

Rising Unemployment Means More Suicides & Homocides

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Generally speaking, during a good economy, in the United States there are slightly more than 20,000 suicides and approximately 10,000 homicides annually.

In the vernacular, “we kill ourselves twice as often as we kill the other son of a bitch.”

For each 1% increase in unemployment there is an increase of approxminately 5,000 suicides.*

Accepting an unemployment rate of slightly under 5% before the Obama Administration was seated, it may be conservatively estimated the US will experience 25,000 to 35,000 MORE suicides annually.

Accordingly, we should expected between 12,500 to 17,500 more homocides annually.

In annual terms this means:

45,000 to 55,000 SUICIDES

And

22,500 to 27,500 MURDERS

However, should unemployment increase as expected, we will see more homicides & more suicides.

None dare call it:

“War on America”

Nonetheless, the casualities are there.

“Illiberalism” kills

*Presentation by Marsha Linnehan

AABT Convention New Orleans 1999

Banned Statistics! What the Media Government Complex Won’t Tell You:

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

And the 2 banned statistics are . . . .

  • 2.5 million Americans lost jobs in 2008
  • The federal government brought in 1.5 million new foreign workers to take jobs in 2008
  • From:   Roy Beck, President, NumbersUSA