How The 1% Snuff It

What's "driving" the rich into a wall? Not many of the 1% commit suicide. Sure, a hundred years ago moguls like C.W. Post and George Eastman chose to eat lead rather than waste away in pain like a commoner. (“My work is done. Why wait?” was Eastman’s laconic, nearly ad-copy suicide note.) Shame as a motivating force for suicide is strictly for the riffraff these days, but what about violent, passive-aggressive hostility? Two notable publicly traded companies, U-HAUL and Chesapeake energy, had CEO’s who committed suicide by car crash. U-HAUL U-Haul is a venerable name in van leasing and storage. It is so famous it is the punchline to the joke, “What does a lesbian bring on the second date?” I

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