EARLY last month, a triple suicide was reported in the seaside town of Civitanova Marche, Italy. A married couple, Anna Maria Sopranzi, 68, and Romeo Dionisi, 62, had been struggling to live on her monthly pension of around 500 euros (about $650), and had fallen behind on rent.The title of the piece is How Austerity Kills. Interesting. You know what kills more? Socialism, which eventually runs out of other people’s money while preventing job growth in the first place. Even the author implies that they killed themselves because they didn't have jobs--and it wasn't government cuts that kept them from working.
Because the Italian government’s austerity budget had raised the retirement age, Mr. Dionisi, a former construction worker, became one of Italy’s esodati (exiled ones) — older workers plunged into poverty without a safety net. On April 5, he and his wife left a note on a
The correlation between unemployment and suicide has been observed since the 19th century. People looking for work are about twice as likely to end their lives as those who have jobs.
Governments trying to get solvent don't kill. Socialism kills.