it’s the economy, stupid!

20 March 2013

so, on facebook, someone’s blaming inveighing against the father now for “washing his hands in public of any responsibility he may have had in this tragedy” and of turning the university into the “sole scapegoat.”  (19 likes so far.)  so whose fault is it really that the father, a college graduate, was laid off and could find no job, kaya parttime taxi driver lang?  the father’s?  he didn’t try hard enough?  heck no, it’s the economy, stupid!

Posted in kristel, poverty, suicide

5 Responses to it’s the economy, stupid!

  1. March 21, 2013 at 12:05 am

    “UP and Kristel” by Randy David http://opinion.inquirer.net/49177/up-and-kristel

    • March 21, 2013 at 2:12 am
      GabbyD

      thanks angela. i learned two things:

      1) there is a sociological bent to suicide: “Yet, nothing is more inaccessible than suicide. Psychologists usually account for it as an outcome of chronic depression. Sociologists prefer to look at it in terms of what is happening to society as a whole—its level of integration and its capacity to offer a sense of belonging to its members.”

      2) the government/state need not be part of the discussion:
      ” essential tools of solidarity that go beyond state subsidy for education, and which cost so little to maintain.”
      his column outlines what these tools are.

  2. March 21, 2013 at 12:17 am
    manuel buencamino

    Walang trabaho ang tatay dahil sa economy. The economy is the sole scapegoat?

  3. March 21, 2013 at 7:57 am
    baycas

    Karen Davila with Christopher Tejada and Popoy de Vera…

    Check out this video on YouTube:

    http://youtu.be/K6JIMRCjPAg

  4. March 22, 2013 at 12:30 am

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