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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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 116 Ratings

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

    The Real Value of Essential Labor

    The Real Value of Essential Labor

    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 recognized and rewarded with a 30.6% wage increase.

    • 28 min
    Toxic Masculinity - Pt 2

    Toxic Masculinity - Pt 2

    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.

    • 24 min
    Toxic Masculinity - Pt 1

    Toxic Masculinity - Pt 1

    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.

    • 28 min
    The Invisible Labor On Which Capitalism Depends. And Guess Who Does It? - Pt 2

    The Invisible Labor On Which Capitalism Depends. And Guess Who Does It? - Pt 2

    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 clothing we need to wear that day, and so on and so on. Fraad and Forlano try to answer why essential labor is devalued.

    • 23 min
    The Invisible Labor On Which Capitalism Depends. And Guess Who Does It? - Pt 1

    The Invisible Labor On Which Capitalism Depends. And Guess Who Does It? - Pt 1

    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 that day, and so on and so on. Fraad and Forlano try to answer why essential labor is devalued.

    • 25 min
    The Empty Nest is Either Very Empty or Still Full

    The Empty Nest is Either Very Empty or Still Full

    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 COVID, the negative effects are becoming more pronounced.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

nebraskanick ,

Not your great grandma’s Bolshevism

She makes it clear that the prevailing means of production is not as healthy for people as it should be

Strung Out ,

Sad to let this one go

This was one of my favorite podcasts before Dr Fraad brought right wing loving moron Forlano on here. If you’re looking for rational thought and human decency, look elsewhere. Forlano is an authoritarian minded worthless piece of crap who doesn’t belong anywhere near leftist spaces.

Dr. Fraad said the N-word ,

An Extreme Disappointment

I am not one to write reviews, but I have found myself in an extraordinary circumstance. I have been a loyal listener to this program for a year, more or less. I love what Dr. Fraad has to say. Her cohost, not so much. That was a bad addition, in my opinion. But that was fine, I was still listening. HOWEVER, upon listening to the episode in which the two hosts review the song WAP, Dr. Fraad takes a direct quote from Megan Thee Stallion and SAYS THE N-WORD. This white woman, who preaches the most progressive values, did not even THINK TWICE about SAYING THE N-WORD. A word that carries so much weight, a word that is deeply offensive to myself and anyone else for Black liberation. What a shame. I am appalled beyond belief and will never be able to listen to this podcast again.

Edit: I emailed and complained and she showed no remorse and admitted no wrongdoing. She was sorry I “took it the wrong way.”

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