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Topic - Thom Hartmann
Nationally syndicated radio host Thom Hartmann wrote an article Saturday blaming "the corporate right-wing agenda" for driving thousands of Americans to suicide.
Speaking to students Thursday at Texas A&M, Danny Glover left his young Aggie hosts little reason to suspect that his confident dissent from mainstream scholarly understanding of the "genesis" of the Second Amendment might be founded on nothing more than an article by a talk radio host and 9/11 "truther" posted within the previous two days at a left-wing website proudly specializing in provocation. But such now appears to be the case.
"The fact is, America's suicide rate is on the rise, and Conservative economic policies are to blame," he said. "In a study released in May, Professors David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu of Oxford University in England found that suicide rates in both the U.S. and U.K. increase when working class wages and wealth decline."
Mr. Hartmann then argued that in order "to stop the epidemic of austerity-driven suicides," the government needs to invest and spend more, not less.