Poor and Proud or Drunk and Dead?
Juxtapose this –
“Attempted and completed suicides take place at higher rates in rural communities, especially in areas that have more bars and taverns than other rural places, according to a new study. The numbers of suicides were highest among white men.” Source: http://www.dailyyonder.com/booze-guns-and-rise-rural-suicides/2009/09/22/2358
with this –
“Perhaps the biggest surprise in these rankings is that those working in farming, forestry, and fishing, despite being tied for the lowest average income in these 11 groups, take the fourth spot in overall well-being.” Source: http://www.gallup.com/poll/122960/Business-Owners-Richer-Job-Types.aspx?CSTS=tagrss
I don’t think there is a connection between the two, but it sure was strange to receive this info in back-to-back e-newsletters.