Capitalism Hits Home: COVID Disaster and US Family Life in Trump Capitalism - Part 2

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In 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 nannies and maids.They may decamp to the safer shores of the Hamptons.Here class is a matter of potential life or death. Women and children are particularly burdened and potentially endangered. There are sensible ways out.

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  • Mark Lovas-Šaman
    commented 2020-05-23 07:06:33 -0400
    Sorry my typing is screwed up, and I cannot see how to correct it now.
  • Mark Lovas-Šaman
    commented 2020-05-23 07:06:01 -0400
    You women are more honest;I don’t pretend to be saying anything new there. I am just recommending that “explicit and stated out loud/versus: implicit and unstated, and even partially unrecognized” is a better way to frame your thought (a thought I agree with) than is “formal/informal”.
  • Mark Lovas-Šaman
    commented 2020-05-23 07:00:49 -0400
    I think the vocabulary here is not quite right. It’s not that men communicate with other “informally”. After all, when two women talk together in the bathroom, that is not a formal gathering; but they explicitly express their emotions. When men have a weekly meetup for sports or drinks, it may actually be a formal agreement,made in advance, almost like a contract. Of course, there is an indirection here. Perhaps men know (more or less unconsciously) that when they meet for sporting events, they will express their emotions; that again would be an implicit, unstated, goal. Women may simply be more honest—more expllicit about what they are really doing.

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