Psychology and Economy Discussion at Brecht Forum

This disussion between Dr. Harriet Fraad and Professor Richard Wolff focuses on how the continued economic deterioration (credit crisis, rising food and energy prices, falling home prices, looming recession, fiscal crises of states and cities, etc.) is interacting with the psychological stresses and strains of US life today (isolation, loneliness, anxiety, depression, violence, child neglect, etc.). The discussion explores whether a potentially explosive convergence of economic and psychological crises is now under way. It also explores the possibilities and strategies of left political mobilization around these twin assaults on the US quality of life.

 

Dr. Harriet Fraad is a practicing psychotherapist-hypnotherapist in Manhattan and Richard D. Wolff is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, New York City. They are co-authors (with S. Resnick) of the 1994 book Bringing It All Back Home: Power, Gender, and Class in the Modern Household. The updated, revised, and expanded edition of that book (published in January, 2010, by Palgrave-Macmillan) is Class Struggle on the Home Front as shown on the books page of this website.

 

 

Psychology and Economy Part 1

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Psychology and Economy Part 2

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