A third banker has committed suicide within the space of a week, once again prompting speculation that some kind of financial collapse could be just around the corner.
Image: Mike Dueker (YouTube).
“Mike Dueker, the chief economist at Russell Investments, was found dead at the side of a highway that leads to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. He was 50,” reports Bloomberg.
Dueker fell down a 50 foot embankment in what police are describing as a suicide. He was reported missing on January 29 by friends, who said he had been “having problems at work.”
Dueker worked at Seattle-based Russell for five years, and developed a business-cycle index that forecast economic performance. He was previously an assistant vice president and research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
(We have Gabriel Magee and William ‘Bill’ Broeksmit from a couple of days ago and now Mike Dueker.)
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