The Western World in the Wealth Trap*

After years of austerity, the economy does not restart, unemployment is rising and government budgets are worsening (even in countries such as Spain with a low public debt-to-GDP ratio before the “financial crisis”). Policy makers have intervened to “save” the…Leggi tutto

Economic recession and suicide in Italy

In his famous book, “Le Suicide. Étude de Sociologie” (1897), Emile Durkheim examined the relationship between industrial and financial crises and suicide rate. According the French sociologist, however, suicide is a complex social phenomenon, since an increase in suicide rate…Leggi tutto