Capitalism Hits Home: How Americans Cope With Falling Living Standards

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Declining living standards, joblessness and pronounced inequality are leaving Americans feeling disconnected, helpless and depressed. In this episode of Capitalism Hits Home, Dr. Fraad talks about the 3 Ds - depression, dissociation and denial - Americans are resorting to as coping strategies for their stark decline in health and living standards. Fraad offers examples of more productive and beneficial ways to cope and heal.


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  • Joseph Atwater
    commented 2022-02-17 21:28:26 -0500
    Well said
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