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How does capitalism affect our personal lives? How does the economy affect life at home, relationships at work, romance and dating? Capitalism Hits Home with Dr. Harriet Fraad and Julianna Forlano explores what is happening in the economic realm and its impact on our individual and social psychology. More about Capitalism Hits Home https://www.democracyatwork.info/capitalismhitshome
 
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In this part 1 of an 8-part series on capitalist commodification, Dr. Fraad and Prof. Forlano talk about the importance of heat and electricity. They discuss the devastation and the loss of human lives that resulted from the extreme cold temperatures and energy mismanagement in Texas. Fraad and Forlano argue that what we saw in Texas is what happen…
 
On this part 2 of 2, Dr. Fraad and Prof. Forlano continue their conversation with author and Professor Kristen Ghodsee about the interdependence of women's sexual relationships, fertility and motherhood to their economic independence.By Democracy at Work - H. Fraad and J.Forlano
 
On this week's show, Dr. Fraad and Prof. Forlano talk with author and Professor Kristen Ghodsee about the interdependence of women's sexual relationships, fertility and motherhood to their economic independence. This is part 1 of 2.By Democracy at Work - H. Fraad and J. Forlano
 
On this week's episode of Capitalism Hits Home, Dr. Fraad and Prof. Forlano discuss emotional needs and desires and how they permeate every aspect of our lives. They also suffuse every political movement whether socialist, fascist, or neoliberal. We bring ourselves to everything we do. We are emotional beings. We study emotion's role which rarely a…
 
On this week's show, part 4 of the 4 part series on the intersection of sex, sexuality and capitalism, Dr. Fraad and Prof. Forlano discuss author Kristen Ghodsee's book "Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism" and examone at the differences between sex and relationships under state capitalisms versus socialism.…
 
On this week's show, Dr. Fraad and Prof. Forlano present some of the ways that sexual sales operate.The utter failure of America's sex education curriculum removes relationship and humanity from sexuality. Sexual need is hyped for men and forbidden for women. Sex becomes a scarce commodity that women can sell within our gender unequal capitalist so…
 
This is part 2 of a 4 part series on the intersection of sex and capitalism. On this episode of Capitalism Hits Home, Dr. Fraad and Prof. Forlano discuss how sex education under US capitalism is failing our kids and undermining our society.By Democracy at Work - Dr. Fraad and Julianna Forlano
 
Dr. Fraad and Professor Forlano discuss the recent New York Times editorial by Nicholas Kristof, The Children of Porn Hub, and the intersection of capitalism with sex. Dr. Fraad presents some very interesting alternative approaches to sexual education and normalization from countries far closer to socialism than our own capitalist USA. Professor Fo…
 
On this week's show, Dr. Fraad and Julianna Forlano discuss the difference between the life of a Walmart worker with that of a Mondragon worker. Some folks say that socialism inhibits creativity while capitalism enhances competition which spurs creativity. That is not the case. In our capitalist nation, the mass of workers come home depleted and di…
 
On this week's show, Dr. Fraad and Julianna Forlano discuss the amazing bill just passed by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Socialist Labor Party which explores and reveals the economic value of essential caring labor usually done by women. New Zealand’s social workers, child care providers, nursing assistants and other care workers will now be rec…
 
On this part 2 of 2, Dr. Fraad and Julianna Forlano continue their discussion of toxic masculinity and how the social and economic conditions of its existence have transformed. Testosterone fueled aggression and heft are no longer needed or wanted in the workplace or at home. Force comes in when equality and democracy threaten old privilege.…
 
On this part 1 of 2, Dr. Fraad and Julianna Forlano discuss toxic masculinity and how the social and economic conditions of its existence have transformed. Testosterone fueled aggression and heft are no longer needed or wanted in the workplace or at home. Force comes in when equality and democracy threaten old privilege.…
 
Part 2 of 2: this week's show is a continuation of the discussion of the labor we all need in order to function in our world: housework, ie. providing food, cooking food, let us avoid distracting hunger pains, that creates the order and cleanliness that allows us to be presentable in life, have clean clothes that don't smell, allow us to find the c…
 
Part 1 of 2: this week's show focuses on the labor we all need in order to function in our world. It's housework, providing food, cooking food, let us avoid distracting hunger pains, that creates the order and cleanliness that allows us to be presentable in life, have clean clothes that don't smell, allow us to find the clothing we need to wear tha…
 
On this week's show, Fraad and Forlano continue their discussion of Capitalism’s effect on the family but this time they discuss a specific effect. There comes a time in every family’s life cycle where the children leave the nest. Well guess what? Capitalism has been effecting the health transition out of the nest for decades and in this time of CO…
 
The psychotic level of misinformation and untruth coming from the Trump administration, and from capitalism itself, is creating chaos in our outer world and our inner psyches. This week's discussion centers around one of the biggest lies we are told as children and how to deal with life when you don't know what is real.…
 
On this week's all new Capitalism Hits Home, Fraad and Forlano talk about the of the pandemic on women and the gender pay gap. Public Education, a way out of poverty, has been seriously damaged by the myriad problems of remote learning. Black, Latino, Native American, and poor children are the most affected. Private schooling has flourished. What a…
 
On this episode of Capitalism Hits Home, Dr. Fraad and Julianna Forlano discuss the latest news items of the week: majority of Americans ages 18-29 living at home with parents; domestic workers and hotel workers risking their lives for minimum wage; Amazon's price gouging during the peak of the epidemic. Fraad and Forlano then talk about the death …
 
In this first episode of Season 3 of CHH, Dr. Fraad and Julianna discuss 3 topics currently in the news: Trump knowledge of the dangers of COVID-19 and his decision to keep it from the public; wildfires sweeping the west coast; women in Mexico protest rape and abuse by taking over the Justice Department. Then Fraad and Forlano take on a major discu…
 
In this part 1 of 2, Dr. Fraad takes on the question of why so many Americans still support Trump. Donald Trump has shown himself to be utterly incapable of helping Americans to recover from the CoronaVirus Pandemic. Americans are 5% of the world's people and we have fully 25% of the world's COVID-19 victims. Countries like Taiwan, China, Scandinav…
 
In part 2 of 2, Dr. Harriet Fraad continues to explore the impact of Covid-19 on Families and particularly focuses on 2 issues. One is the impact of Covid-19 on children at their different ages. The other is ways the US could have managed and could manage the pandemic with less terrible impact.By Democracy at Work - Dr. Harriet Fraad
 
In this 2 part series, Dr. Harriet Fraad talks about the impact the current pandemic is having on families. The capitalist market-driven health care system has left so many families with little or no protection from contamination. This episode will focus on on Married Men, Single Men, Married Women, and Single Women of different income levels.…
 
On this part 2 of 2, Dr. Fraad continues her discussion of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of "public servants." She argues that Americans have experienced our political leaders depraved indifference to our suffering as the rich got richer and all others felt the official knee in our necks. We now have a moment to make class change. We cann…
 
On this part 1 of 2, America is a powder keg waiting to explode from 50 years of a class war in which we became the most unequal nation in the developed world. Our money equipped and paid the "public servants" who murdered George Floyd with depraved indifference. As a people, Americans have experienced our political leaders depraved indifference to…
 
On this part 1 of 2, Dr. Fraad explores the question of values. Do we value the lives of the workers who are essential to or lives? Or rather, is corporate profit essential for a government that sends our life maintaining "heroes" to work in unsafe, non-disinfected workplaces and health facilities without sufficient protective equipment or means to…
 
On this part 2 of 2, Dr. Fraad continues her discussion of the way the Corona Virus is managed in the US and the terrible hardship it has caused for American families. US families are trapped with added responsibilities and no help or money. For the 1% their lives proceed with fine take out food delivered, expensive virtual tutoring and in place na…
 
On this show, Dr. Fraad talks about the way the Corona Virus is managed in the US and the terrible hardship it has caused for American families. US families are trapped with added responsibilities and no help or money. For the 1% Covid-19 is an interference but not a tragedy. Their lives proceed with fine take out food delivered, expensive virtual …
 
Sexual interactions like all else in America are involved in an intimate dance with the capitalist system, our culture, religion and other social forcesSex can be an expression of love and intimacy. It can be an exploration among people interested and intrigued by their own sensations. It can be Rape a gender hate crime. It can also be a direct cap…
 
Disciplining people to submit is crucial for authoritarian rule. There are three mechanisms, three ideological state apparatuses in Althusser's terms. They are more powerful than the police and the army and far more effective at getting people tp submit to authoritarian leaders. They are the authoritarian family, authoritarian religion, and authori…
 
[S2 E02] Part 3 of 3 This podcast will define those different class arrangements of Capitalism, Socialism and Communism and how they effect personal life. We will explore what they are and how do they differently effect personal life, particularly the lives of society's most vulnerable people, women and children.…
 
[S2 E01] Part 2 of 3 This podcast will define those different class arrangements of Capitalism, Socialism and Communism and how they effect personal life. We will explore what they are and how do they differently effect personal life, particularly the lives of society's most vulnerable people, women and children.…
 
Part 1 of 3 This podcast will define those different class arrangements of Capitalism, Socialism and Communism and how they effect personal life. We will explore what they are and how do they differently effect personal life, particularly the lives of society's most vulnerable people, women and children.…
 
Jeffrey Epstein's Case Reveals the Combination of Depraved Sex Abuse and Capitalism that allows the "suicide" of Jeffrey Epstein while his rich fellow abusers walk free. This is the last two parts of a series covering the case of Jeffrey Epstein.By Democracy at Work
 
Part 2 of 2 This episode explores the ways that shame is transferred from rapists, corporate heads and exploiters on to the women they rape and the people they exploit. It discovers some of the ways that shame is being shifted back on to the shoulders of male sexual predators and capitalist predators with their "friends" in government.…
 
This episode discusses the seamy means by which a working class Jeffrey Epstein accumulated $550,000,000 by providing more than his tax and money market expertise to his wildly wealthy white male clients and their servants in our government, at Harvard and at other prestigious educational and scientific institutions.…
 
The US has had a class revolution in the household over the last 50 years and the left did not notice, no less champion that revolution. Hot button issues like abortion and birth control rights or family leave are shadow battles in that revolution. It is time to pay attention.By Democracy at Work
 
The US has had a class revolution in the household over the last 50 years and the left did not notice, no less champion that revolution. Hot button issues like abortion and birth control rights or family leave are shadow battles in that revolution. It is time to pay attention.By Democracy at Work
 
For most of human existence, human societies were hunter gatherer societies. We survived through our ability to cooperate. That changed with the evolution of private property which was left to heirs. Controlling women was an opportunity to ensure that only a man’s heirs could inherit his property. Just as early matriarchal religions provided the id…
 
The one class revolution that has happened in America is in the US household. This podcast exposes the class underbelly of revolutionary struggles around abortion rights, paid maternity leave and family leave. Lost abortion rights and no paid maternity or family leaves keep women from advancing at work as they take time to care for children. Aborti…
 
This podcast examines the sea change in US gender roles that has rendered toxic masculinity outmoded and intolerable.That gender metamorphosis is a powerful impetus for social ,personal and political movements against sexual abuse. At the same time there is a powerful American backlash of right wing misogynists from Incels to Trump.This podcast exp…
 
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