Food writer Hadley Tomicki, of Los Angeles, is accompanied by his daughter Kira, 1, as he takes a picture of a new mural of the late chef/writer/television personality Anthony Bourdain, created by artist Jonas Never, June 18, 2018, on a side wall of the new restaurant Gramercy in Santa Monica, Calif. Bourdain died Friday, June 8, in France in an apparent suicide. Chris Pizzello | Invision | AP)

America’s Record High Suicide Rate Reflects Declining Economy, Culture

The nation’s rising rate of suicide, the highest since 1986, corresponds to a shape-shifting economy that is in the final stage of its mutation from an industrial economy to a post-industrial economy, in which living standards are declining and employees work harder for less pay.