Marco Anglesio mpa at
Sun Aug 8 15:22:41 PDT 1999

On Sun, 8 Aug 1999, Bert Davis wrote:
> It doesn't make sense to me that a better life for all would result in a
> higher suicide rate. In fact, it would make our efforts for a better world
> questionable, to say the least. Is this some more anti-liberal propaganda?

Not at all. Of course, it doesn't make it anti-liberal, and suicide doesn't necessarily correlate to economic well-being of a nation (although it may correlate better with jumps and drops in an individual nation's economic well-being rather than its well-being relative to other nations).

If I recall correctly, there *is* a strong positive correlation between latitude and suicide rate. Sweden is one of the most northerly nations. Can't cite the study, but it should be around on MEDLINE.


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