And Then There Were Eight…

Why are high-powered bankers killing themselves?  Is it something that goes on a lot that we never noticed before?  Are the stresses higher than ever?  Do they know something we don’t?  Do we know something they don’t (like a hope beyond Mammon)?

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  • Matthew

    It’s like a banker version of the Watchmen.

    • kenofken

      What happened to the American dream? It came true. You’re looking at it! :)
      I’ve come to believe you can learn almost everything you need to know about the trajectory of our country from studying the Comedian!

  • jroberts548

    It’s not all bottles and models. These people work crazy hours under crazy stress. Among its many victims, the finance sector should count the finance sector.
    It’s a miracle that any of these bankers and lawyers don’t kill themselves.

    • Andy

      They work these crazy hours and deal the stress because we put profit ahead of humanity – it is our system that must change.

      May God have mercy on these folks and all in their shoes who face the despair of loss of time, love and control.

  • ivan_the_mad

    A friend of mine noted that “[i]nvestment bankers have high suicide rates, like lawyers and doctors do, so it’s not a big surprise.”

    May God have mercy on the souls of those who have succumbed to their despair. The Night Litany for a Big City, among many other intentions, specifically lists the suicide.

  • jaybird1951

    From what i could see, a number of them were not even bankers and most did not appear to be “high powered” as you put it but employees and or executives but not the bosses. I worked in banking for 38 years and held what could be termed an “executive” position in the latter years but there were hundreds like me. Your headline is overblown.

  • James H, London

    Personally, I think it’s a rash of “suicides” like that of the Pope’s Banker, Roberto Calvi, who was found swinging from Blackfriars Bridge.

    Suicide my [insert anatomical element of choice here]. Chinese mafiosi are expert at covering their tracks, and the Chinese financial system is in serious trouble, with grey-market debt dwarfing anything else on the planet.

    But, what do I know?