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Act Out! [157] - Capitalism vs. Mental Health, The SS “Light” and Zuck Testifies to His Employees

Act Out! [157] - Capitalism vs. Mental Health, The SS “Light” and Zuck Testifies to His Employees
Wed, 4/18/2018 - by Eleanor Goldfield

Detroit would rather pay goons to steal people's water than make sure people have access to water. Next up, you may know that Zuck appeared before Congress last week, but did you know that what he REALLY did was appear before his employees? And Orwell's got nothing on the DHS and their new media list. Finally, Dr. Harriet Fraad joins us to dive into the psychology of the system – from what she calls the “dethronement of white men” to the effects of patriarchy on our mental health.

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