Vidarbha and Moral Hazard

The quote of the day comes from a piece in The Times of India by Mohammed Wajihuddin that reexamines suicides in Vidarbha:

Why would he choose to jump into a well which was three kilometers away from his house when he could have easily killed himself by swallowing pesticide?

Read the full piece. Doesn’t it superbly demonstrate this? And these?

(Links via email from Salil Tripathi and Reuben Abraham.)