The crushing weight of debt
Business, February 9, 2013
Ted Crow, illustrator
The simple yet sophisticated style that Ted brings to the figure in this illustration almost makes us feel the burden ourselves. For a consumer-centric wire story about the crushing weight of personal short-term debt.
From the Chicago Tribune story:
Lawrence Berger, a University of Wisconsin-Madison associate professor of social work, has found that when the dollar amount of a person’s debt increases by 10 percent, depressive symptoms — such as not being able to shake the blues, feeling lonely or having trouble eating or sleeping — increase by 14 percent.
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