Economy and Psychology: Real Depressions, Real Solutions Audio

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America is suffering. The middle class shrinks as "recovery" bypasses all but the top 5%. Relationships of all kinds suffer under mounting stresses, economic and psychological. Yet new hopes are emerging: Bernie, the ecology movement, the development of cooperatives, and Democracy at Work. Americans are connecting for change, reigniting inspiration, and forging systemic solutions to the economic and psychological difficulties that have beset a generation.


Economist Richard Wolff and his wife, psychologist Harriet Fraad, will discuss how economic policies impact our psychological and social well-being. Those who have heard Wolff speak at the Praxis event last year, or who listen to his radio show, know how compelling and thorough his analysis is. The addition of Fraad in this presentation makes the appropriate connections between the well-being of a society, both on an individual and social level, with the economic paradigm in place.

 


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  • followed this page 2016-08-25 16:07:23 -0400
  • commented 2016-03-29 14:25:48 -0400
    Is it possible to get a written transcript of this audio show? I’d like to send it to others who I think would be interested in it. Thanks
  • commented 2016-03-18 20:04:22 -0400
    Agree with everyone. Would love to hear the rest of Harriet’s talk. I’ve enjoyed listening to her before, and think you two make a great duo! Thanks so much for all you do, and keep up the great work. It’s making a difference!
  • commented 2016-03-18 17:18:54 -0400
    I agree with other commenters – I would very much appreciate as well being able to hear the totality of Dr. Fraad’s comments. Having had the opportunity to hear her input previously on the “Economic Update” radio show, I am sure that not only would her particular presentation enhance MY talking points and perspective when advocating to others for the ideas represented here, but it would resonate with many others who, while feeling the importance of the economics in their lives, would also find that some of the psychological points would hit even closer to home. The perspective that can give would be invaluable in helping to destroy the “neoliberal” myth that our economic problems are “our own fault”, and not that of the system itself. I also feel that more of her input from that perspective (while I am sure that her responsibilities otherwise might put limits on the amount of input possible), would ABSOLUTELY aid in creating more “Eureka!” moments from more casual followers and readers, and help them see the importance and revolutionary possibilities presented here. My grateful Thanks to Dr. Wolff, Dr. Fraad, the staff, and all the supporters and participants in the d@w project!! In Solidarity…
  • commented 2016-03-17 22:16:01 -0400
    To put an end to war we will need to address the obscene inequality in the world: https://www.facebook.com/tomjacksononline/videos/529045867259690/
  • commented 2016-03-16 20:45:45 -0400
    Professor Wolff… you may bee interested in this Cooperative movement story on .. Occupy Buenos Aires: the workers’ movement that transformed a city, and inspired the world… http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/mar/10/occupy-buenos-aires-argentina-workers-cooperative-movement
  • commented 2016-03-16 16:50:42 -0400
    I concur with, and would like to amplify the (3) prior comments by saying, “ditto” to the request for hearing the rest of Harriet’s stirring presentation; it goes without saying that Dr. Wolff’s presentation was stirring. Onwards!
  • commented 2016-03-16 00:23:49 -0400
    I would also very much like to here the rest of Dr. Fraad’s presentation.
  • commented 2016-03-15 12:37:51 -0400
    Great presentation as usual by Professor Wolff… But Professor Fraad was cut Off! @ 1.0 hour… If you can fix this or point US/Me to her full talk that would be swell!
  • commented 2016-03-15 07:21:10 -0400
    Excellent presentation. Thanks. It left me wanting for more. Specifically, the audio file stops at the 1:00:00 point, cutting off some of Harriet’s fine presentation. Would it be possible to get the full version of Harriet’s presentation?
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