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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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    • 4.6 • 124 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

    Should Andrew Cuomo be Impeached?

    Should Andrew Cuomo be Impeached?

    The movement to impeach New York's Governor Cuomo raises complex issues. Cuomo's sexually inappropriate gestures towards 10 of the women he employed, does not match the rape and sexual assault cases against Trump. While Cuomo's behavior is inappropriate and sexist, is it criminal? Dr. Fraad and Prof. Forlano talk about this, the corruption in US politics and the polarization of America.

    • 29 min
    Caring: The Crucial Infrastructure of Human Life

    Caring: The Crucial Infrastructure of Human Life

    Biden's 2 trillion dollar "American Jobs Plan" includes a $400 billion dollar commitment to support America's care economy. This plan lifts the salaries of America's badly underpaid domestic workers, home health aides, nurses aides, and many others in essential but low paid jobs. What these crucial workers share is that they are overwhelmingly women and women of color. This plan addresses those class/gender issues.

    • 28 min
    Shelter As a Human Right

    Shelter As a Human Right

    This is part 4 of the 8-part series on capitalist commodification, Fraad and Forlano talk about shelter as a basic human need. 500,000 Americans are homeless, countless others face impossibly high rents.

    • 26 min
    Healthy Food- A Basic Need for Human Survival

    Healthy Food- A Basic Need for Human Survival

    In this part 3 of the 8-part series on capitalist commodification, Fraad and Forlano talk about the need for healthy food for basic human survival. Making food a capitalist commodity for profit is leaving our rich nation's citizens, and especially our children, hungry. How do other nations feed their people? What can we do about America's hungry people? Fraad and Forlano explore the answers to these questions.

    • 29 min
    Water is a Human Right

    Water is a Human Right

    In this second episode of the 8-part series on capitalist commodification, Fraad and Forlano discuss water rights. 8.8 million people in Texas are still having issues with their water supply. Capitalists have taken control of and privatized a basic human right and need, the access to a safe and clean water supply.

    • 26 min
    Texas's Energy Disaster: A Crisis of Capitalism

    Texas's Energy Disaster: A Crisis of Capitalism

    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 happens when you entrust basic human needs to the profit-making capitalist system.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

Ssassy1 ,

Ep 12

A very plain talk podcast. Listening will make you sharper and smarter.

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

V. Herrera ,

Needs to improve podcasting skills

Dr. Fraad is not the greatest speaker and with the addition of co host it’s gotten worse. They’re talking over each other. Also, Fraad needs to be more sex positive and realize sexual mores are ever evolving. Needs tutoring in speaking from Prof. Wolff, perhaps.

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