Air Date: 10–15-2019
Today we take a look at the literally depressing truth about our economy, our work and the culture that surrounds it. We work too hard to be perfect, we don't get enough time off, many of us don't have enough control over the work we do and too many know their jobs are completely worthless.
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One in eight young people have a mental health problem. One big problem is access to treatment. Mental health services are underfunded, leaving many people stuck on waiting lists.
Mental Illness is very common in the US, from burnout to anxiety to depression to suicide, and our systems don't support proper care.
Neoliberalism, the belief that markets are democratic and that what works for them, works for all parts of society, isn't working for working people. Neoliberalism is creating a mental health crisis in America and around the world!
David Graeber discusses neoliberalism, bullshit jobs, capitalism and the value of labor.
David Graeber and Chuck discuss bullshit jobs, financial feudalism, the ruling class and human instinct.
The biological makeup of humans has not changed for many centuries, but depression, anxiety and addiction are on the rise. Sam and Johann discuss.
Johann Hair discusses the causes of rising depression and anxiety because of the modern capitalist neoliberal world.
Ch. 8: Final comments wrapping up
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Our Fingers Cold - K2
- Waltz and Fury - Macrame
- Glass Runner - Marble Run
- Take a Tiny Train - Ray Catcher
- LaBranche - Bayou Birds
- Derailed - The Depot
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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