Relationship problems are usually considered private struggles. But from financial stress to overwork, capitalism’s systemic pressures upend our romantic lives, too.
Colette Shade is a writer and psychotherapist in Baltimore.
Corporate stress management techniques emphasize individualized solutions to our anxieties and stresses. But a society plagued by stress has to solve its stress problems collectively, not just individually.
Long before the coronavirus pandemic, we were amid a growing crisis of loneliness. The problem isn’t social media, popular culture, or city living — it’s capitalism.
Because socialists were marginalized for decades, we’ve had to build a new left almost from scratch. It’s understandable to feel demoralized by defeats. But the movement we’re building is one that can still win real change.
From rising anxiety to suicides to drug abuse, we’re in the middle of a mental health crisis. Bernie Sanders is the best candidate to tackle that crisis head-on.
The BBC reality show Victorian Slum House demonstrates just how far our society has slid back into Dickensian misery.