Dr. Fraad on The Dark Room: Capitalism and Loneliness

HF_The_Dark_Room.pngDr. Fraad joins Paul Salvatori from The Dark Room podcast to talk about the much under-discussed connection between capitalism and loneliness. 

Though in recent years there has been a great deal of work within mainstream media, such as popular magazines and news articles, on the “loneliness epidemic”—the pervasive sense of our being disconnected from one another and the emotionally difficulty of this—seldom does such media implicate larger political economic structures, as producing the epidemic itself.

In contrast Dr. Fraad invites us to look at how capitalism, particularly with a focus on demoralizing forms of wage labour, keeps us isolated and apart. In turn, community is undermined and people do not feel cared about. Dr. Fraad and Paul, on a positive note, explore how this can be overcome when we—together—challenge capitalism and work to create a cooperative, harmonious and ultimately healthier society.

To listen click here: https://www.podbean.com/pu/pbblog-6eu5r-ebb4f

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  • Harriet Fraad
    published this page in Blog 2022-12-06 11:06:18 -0500