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Celebrated labor economist Alan Krueger committed suicide at his home on Sunday, his family announced. The family did not release a cause of death in a statement on Monday.

Krueger's suicide at age 58 shocked his former colleagues in the political and business worlds.

The longtime Princeton University economics professor served as a Labor Department economist for President Bill Clinton. He also served as chief economics adviser for the Treasury Department under former President Barack Obama.

Obama credited Krueger with helping revive the economy during the 2008 financial crisis.

"He spent the first two years of my administration helping to engineer our response to the worst financial crisis in 80 years and to successfully prevent the chaos from spiraling into a second Great Depression," Obama said in a statement.

Questions surround Krueger's death as friends and associates wonder what could cause Krueger to take his own life.

According to Yahoo Finance, Krueger researched the effects of minimum wage on hiring and determined that the higher wage for low-income workers would not limit hiring.

His study on "no poaching" agreements between McDonald's, Burger King, Jiffy Lube, and H&R Block, resulted in lowering workers' wages by reducing competition for low-income workers.

Krueger's published study prompted threats of lawsuits by attorneys generals in 10 states and the District of Columbia, according to Yahoo Finance. The legal threats forced the franchises to drop their "no poaching" agreements.

"This paper has had an immediate policy impact, like no other paper I can think of, in labor economics," said Princeton economist Alexandre Mas in an email to Quartz for its annual review of economics research.

Krueger also researched studies on how to address the opioid epidemic and how the lack of public school financing hurts poor students.

Krueger's sixth book, titled Rockonomics, on economics and the music industry is set for release in June.

He used the music industry and rock music to explain economics in a relatable way to the public.

According to the Daily Mail, Krueger was an avid Twitter user who tweeted daily until January.

Krueger is survived by his wife Lisa, their two children, Benjamin, 28, and Sydney, 26, his elderly parents and siblings.

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  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Just any excuse to mention Obama.
    *sigh*

  • dontgetblocked

    I don't understand why all these people are killing themselves. I have life challenges but damn. Get an anti-depressant and deal with it.

  • Zeta Aggie

    Depression is a terrible thing. So many folks from kids to executives to celebrities to athletes and just your average citizen are taking their own lives.

    Grab your loved ones and hold them tight and be kind to strangers. We truly don’t know what people are going through.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    He knew something... doubt it was a real suicide.

  • Faithz

    RIP This is sad to know. Gone too soon.

  • Soda

    Putin's former advisor "fell down in his room repeatedly" while intoxicated here in the US, broke his neck and died.

  • Alextra Ballard

    This guy has a book that is supposed to be released in June,now he's dead? Smh

  • WhoKnew

    His family said he took his own life. I think if there was anything untoward about his death it will come out.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    When I read this this morning, I thought something seemed fishy but then again.... I was happy that he didnt make it a murder suicide???

  • Bonita

    Well, today begins the 40 day season of sacrifice. We'll be hearing of celebrities and politicians dropping like flies through May 1st. The Luke Perrys, Karl Lagerfelds, and Kristoff St. Johns were just prep work.

  • H Bee

    Let me be the first to say.....with the Robert Kraft "happy ending spa at the mall" situation, the #metoo movement, and human sex trafficking....it will be on Page Six within the next 10 days....

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Thank you, Sir, for helping to get us out of that crisis. We were in a real mess! I am sad that you were hurting so much that you wanted out.
    Condolences to the family.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I've not heard of this event. Please share more.

  • Elevated Soul

    There are a number of people connected to Obozo who are suddenly dying. I guess Killary showed him how to get away with murder either by way of his or her goons.

  • Lucky8

    Lol you woke stay woke

  • GuestSTAR

    You right wingers and your old, lame, juvenile name calling, SMH. I can't wait for this 3rd rate, low rent era of politics to be over and done with.

  • Renee26

    Whaaat??

  • Renee26

    Ok!

  • Renee26

    Always gotta throw him in the mix huh

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Even if it's 77 degrees of separation.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Well he was beginning his second Saturn return so it's not that surprising.

  • Renee26

    ???

  • JazzyBossyJen

    I had a flashback of Scandal..that’s alll

  • Li-Wright

    Depression is a mutha. I was just reading about Justin Biebs depression. And I kept thinking, there's a pill for that....with all the medication out there, I don't know how anyone should be depressed.

  • Li-Wright

    Like who?

  • Li-Wright

    like I wrote above, depression is a mutha.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    That's the problem TOO MANY DAYUM PILLS.

  • KB

    I'm interested, please explain @Roderick2011. Thanks in advance.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Let the
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  • leapyearpisces

    I done told yall it's the food. They putting something in our food that are messing up some people's brain chemistry and frequencies. That's my little theory and I am sticking to it, and it's the medications as well. For example, that Chantix is the DEVIL!!! Had a friend who took it and she was in and out of the hospital for the rest of the time I knew her (she moved away). So many people have become depressed and suicidal on that medicine and a few deaths, yet it's still on the market. The USDA and the FDA are not a friend to us consumers.

  • leapyearpisces

    RIP and GOD bless the family, but imma come back on an open post so we can dish about how Kim and Kanye had North out there looking like Josephine Baker Suge Avery shimmying all around with that dark blood red lipstick.

  • Bonita

    "Its name was coined by the Dark Occultists of this world, otherwise known as the Cabal, Illuminati or NWO, who believe that the Earth must be bathed in the blood of innocents to ensure a fruitful harvest and to invoke an archetype of the destructive forces of the universe."

  • Bonita

    They took my baby Prince from us during this season.

  • Jethro

    "Alan Krueger committed suicide at his home on Sunday, his family announced. The family did not release a cause of death in a statement on Monday."

    Is suicide not a cause of death... what am I missing? ?

  • hottlanta

    Had 2 put Obama in it. Just like Chuck Todd blamed Obama sunday for the nation divide.

  • Ni Ni

    Pills have side effects. People oftentimes have to change pills due to them not being effective and sometimes the pills work for a while then stop.

    There was an article on a young lady onYahoo a while back she had been on so many medications, she ended up in at a Subway station about to jump. She didn't remember how she got there. She said it was like a crash when the pill no longer worked. By the end of the story, she was on yet another pill that finally worked (I wonder if it's still working).

    I believe those pills permanently alter your brain. Sometimes you end up worse off than before by taking all of that medication. It does work for some people though.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. It trips me out when I see these drug commercials on TV and the announcer starts listing the side effects: "blah blah blah.. blah blah... suicidal thoughts or actions... have been reported...." Then they say "ask your doctor if ThisDrug is right for you". ?
    They just say it so casually like that's NORMAL. Not for this brotha. ? I'm not taking any drug where "suicidal thoughts or actions" is a side effect.

  • Ni Ni

    Suicide by hanging, shooting, overdose, etc.??? We dont know because the family didnt tell us. That's how i read it.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    We're missing how he killed himself.

  • pure_rachet

    My brother in law took Chantix and it had him about to kill us all! I was legit scared!

  • Ni Ni

    Exactly! For me-I am going to try my best to Endure...deal with whatever i got going on for as long as i can without pills. But to each his own, you know what works.

  • Bea Mack,Aka Steel Vagina
  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Poor kid. He thought marrying his friend would be the answer to his problems. I feel bad for him.

  • Bea Mack,Aka Steel Vagina

    Chill out.. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1fbc90cd4e9d13dd79f0e1d4c0823b963da77faf17c8eddc3658d626c474c860.gif ...facts are facts and you are ridiculous to insinuate just bc a person states a fact- that they are bashing whose right, wrong, or equally as ridiculous as yourself for your comment

  • Jesse

    That's truly heartbreaking. God bless his family.

  • Jesse

    Ok, so when the Germans call you a Nazi, you're definitely a Nazi..
    Tea.. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5f05dacc3090f7fc6506fff133a4a3b80497efd8fdf7d53da1a23237acde5d74.jpg

  • Being bad is way more fun

    You know the GOP is going to start the nonsense of he did it because he felt guilty for helping President Obama do all his fake made up crimes... I feel sorry for his family that will have to live through all this nonsense. He did a great deed for America during one of the worst times in its history!! The man deserves nothing but praise and may have been hella stressed that all his great work is being undone by Trump !!!!!!

  • GuestSTAR

    What facts did he/she state? How did I bash?

  • Malificent

    That pill comes with side effects. There is a lack of faith and I know because I sometimes forget but all we need is to remember Jesus and live by the good book-The Bible.

  • Malificent

    I feel bad for all the youth and our children because this new age of social media and sensitivity is setting them up for failure. The woman behave like men and the men behave like woman. I feel bad for them too because the adults in their lives have failed them trying to spare their feelings and causing more heartache.

  • Musiclover

    Roses, Am I seeing things does Obama have a ponytail in the picture or is that part of the bushes? I I’ve been sick since Saturday hit me like a imaginary train got to get well fast for this finger prints background pre employment for my job. Y’all pray for me and that I I get help for my rent this Friday.

  • Mikayla

    So nobody can die in this 40 days of yours, or else it’s a sacrifice? Btw Prince didn’t know you from a canister of Tic Tacs.

  • Mikayla

    Celebs and politicians (older ones at that) are “innocents” now? I think not!

  • Fodderwing

    It’s really looking like a bad photoshop of a mullet. Now, it could just be the camera angle...but I’m all about business in the front...party in the back.

    Sorry his boy is RIP. Smells of Watergate and the Clintons...

    ?
    ?
    ?https://www.conservapedia.com/Hillary_Rodham_Clinton_and_Watergate

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    If you are able to zoom in with your phone its a black marker photoshop tool. Its used in photo editing, some one used it to cover up what ever was behind Obama. They just covered the item or person up in black marker.

    Oh, I pray God will grant you the desires of your heart in regards to your new job and that he will grant you favor in your rent situation.

  • Curtis

    Middle aged white males commit suicide than any other group of people. The reasons are varied but the major one is economic uncertainty and hopelessness. From 2007 to 2010 when alot of them lost their well paying jobs and homes and had to go for unemployment they committed suicide. They don't know how to persevere.

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Was this gif a clip of them playing around, or did they catch them going through a marital moment?

  • leapyearpisces

    A mess. They are not even tried to hide that she us up for grabs. SMH.

  • leapyearpisces

    That Chantix is to be avoided. What end up happening to your BIL? Did he get better after he stopped? Because I know he stopped, right?

  • pure_rachet

    Yep he stopped once he saw absolute fear in us. He ended up quitting smoking when I bought them a juicer! He does struggle sometimes. But he and my sis are happily married and I’m so thankful things got right! AMEN!

  • leapyearpisces

    Thank GOD!

  • leapyearpisces

    That rent is paid and the job is yours. Go ahead and claim it and profess it the universe. It is done, but you must believe. Start acting like it's already done.

  • Fodderwing

    ????????

    Walk on water.

  • leapyearpisces

    Chile, sometimes you the only one who can speak victory and blessings over yourself. :-).

  • Fodderwing

    So true, sweet Pisces. That is the secret. We are walking miracles.

  • Cali

    ????????

  • Cali

    Sandra, can you please do a post on the now 6th Ferguson activists death? The story is crazy as hell and scary and I’d love to read your take on it https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/puzzling-number-men-tied-ferguson-protests-have-died-n984261?fbclid=IwAR2LsBEvRHiDl-4tWHleki4-vuZHlYi7CRlaYnuRyx5dC3yrTDWLQWGjd4s

  • Cali

    Sandra, can you please do a post on the now 6th Ferguson activists death? The story is crazy as hell and scary and I’d love to read your take on it https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/puzzling-number-men-tied-ferguson-protests-have-died-n984261?fbclid=IwAR2LsBEvRHiDl-4tWHleki4-vuZHlYi7CRlaYnuRyx5dC3yrTDWLQWGjd4s

  • leapyearpisces

    Indeed!

  • Meme

    Wow!!! definitely something afoot here

  • Cali

    “The Rev. Darryl Gray said he found a box inside his car. When the bomb squad arrived, no explosives were found but a 6-foot python was inside. “Everybody is on pins and needles,” Gray said of his fellow activists” WTF? That article is truly terrifying. There is no way it’s a coincidence that all of these men died, scary.

  • Cali

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died in apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Too many deaths for them to ALL be coincidental..

    What is your take on it?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Chile...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This sounds like some kind of ritual is being done .... a dark one .
    ... usually that's done to incite fear onto people ... demonic in short ....

  • country57

    Amen!

  • Look@m3

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Lady_Elle

    Praying that you will be provided with ALL you have asked for!

  • Renee Bee

    Praying you feel better and good luck. You got this sis.

  • EasyBreezy

    Yes, thanks. I love that we rosettes ARE our Black news station. Once again, a REAL issue that is not at the top of the news cycle.

  • EasyBreezy

    Prepping her for the next generation of the Kartrashians, of course. Remember, they were doing plastic surgery of Kylie at 15 - 16, and exploiting her... This is how they do it, folks.

  • Meme

    Unbelievable that these "events" are happening right in front of our very eyes and nothing can be done about it very sad! Anyway as i believe in God people shall reap wat they sow and the perpetrators of these crimes shall be cursed!

  • Sha

    Depression is real. People are killing there whole family. Have some kind of passion for those who are in this state of mind.

  • Sha

    I am with you on that. I am so blessed to have great kids that are doing alright in this word.

  • MJF

    God is good and karma is real. At the end of the day, even though all of this is happening in our faces, God never sleeps.

  • Pamela

    They got Obama standing in front of that tree. Quick glance it looks like he has a ponytail.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    The show “Scandal” seems more realistic every day.

  • MyNameIs

    B6-13. RIP

  • Yoni7

    Alan Krueger committed suicide at his home on Sunday, his family announced. The family did not release a cause of death
    ______________
    Did I miss something? Or by cause, do they mean manner of death? Like how? Gun? Hanging? Jump? Pills? Can somebody help me understand.

  • Anji

    This man's contribution to analysis of statistics that impact poverty is great although challenged by those who reap when poor stay poor. RIP

  • jwoo250

    That's what I was thinking cause clearly the cause is suicide. Poor family they have to suffer with unanswered questions.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I scrolled up and dammit! It does.

  • Toni Toni Toni

    woah. This RIGHT HERE.... That is deep. Thank you for writing that. I was meant to see this.

    God Bless!

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Well you know when the name clinton is involved, it’s usually suicide by gun shot to the back of the head.

  • Trace da Ace

    damn...that is a long read....I got to the 2nd paragraph.....soo...RIP..thats all I got..

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Sure he did.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    @sandrPlease remind us when this book comes out. We can do a book club reading.

  • Cali

    I think it’s retaliation for protesting, and to prove just what can be done to us if we don’t STFU and act like slaves.

  • Chicagowise

    A lot of successful people are high-strung, type A personalities. We often have unrealistic expectations of ourselves and the people around us, which usually causes a great deal of needless disappointment. I'm guessing this was a contributing factor to his suicide... this or health issues.

  • leapyearpisces

    You more than welcome. We all just gotta be encouraged. :-)

  • Coffee1st

    I took it and my biggest side effect was nausea. But I do know of others that immediately stopped because of low or severe mood and horrifying dreams.

  • Raquel

    Art imitates life!

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  • Bea Mack,Aka Steel Vagina

    I sincerely think they were playing around

  • leapyearpisces

    I just wanted to let you know I didn't forget about you, and I have FULL confidence that somehow, some way, everything worked out for you good. You are still in my prayers.

  • http://meetuplove.com/rW9LTo4Cds Nehesi
  • http://meetup-date.website/F9dhKln204wds Nate McAlpine
  • Babe Miller

    Buncha low life’s,who cares

  • Babe Miller

    Then why are you gassbagging and not working?

  • Babe Miller

    Plus they have to support a black population that can’t take of themselves plus the crime rate these people cause

  • Babe Miller

    Do they pass out candy?

  • Babe Miller

    He knew ALL about YOU and those sex crimes yo have committed

  • Babe Miller

    Yes,but y’all deserve to be killed for all that monkey business you doing

  • Babe Miller

    I bet Obongo molested him and he couldn’t take the memories any more

  • Cali

    You’re Blocked agent

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  • Melanated Goddess??

    @sandrarose this thing is calling black people monkeys and saying they should be killed. Why are they still allowed to post here! This shit is illegal. It's calling for violence against black people

  • qcubed63

    You truly are obsessive. When will all you moronic sacks of feces get over Obama and Hillary? You should all follow Alan's example...

  • qcubed63

    You should buddy up to them.

  • qcubed63

    Lol...moron.

  • http://dateme-meetup.site/MygdWHG1rPCBds Vera Kádas
  • Meme

    Probably the one and only time your dad didn't enter your memaws anus And you where formed.....regretts all around!???

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  • Babe Miller

    He prolly saw Mooch Obongo’s Weiner And could not handle the sight!!!!

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  • Musiclover

    Oh thank you for your kind words and prayers!!

  • Irv Patel

    HAWHAW

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  • qcubed63

    Moron, can't even spell.

  • http://meetup-date.website/93J7he5rds Dean Gallagher