From the archive August 2019. Clayton Morgareidge elaborates on Chloe Watlington's remark that deaths of despair are really "capital punishment for those who fall down in the race for success in a winners-take-all society." Clayton's conclusion is nevertheless a hopeful one. You can read his piece here. The opening music in this piece is from Towns Van Zandt's "Waiting Around to Die", one of the saddest songs ever written and emblematic of our times.