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Mental Disorders Induced by Neoliberalism Are Crushing the Bodies and Minds of Millions

Societies around the world are suffering epidemics of mental illness because “human beings, the ultrasocial mammals, whose brains are wired to respond to other people, are being peeled apart.”

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The Purpose of Argument Online

The “public face of social liberalism” is synonymous with “an endless list of things that you can’t do or say or think, and with the constant threat of being called an existentially bad person if you say the wrong thing,” journalist Freddie deBoer writes.

Posted on Aug 23, 2014 READ MORE



Shooting Tragedy in Santa Barbara Leaves 7 Dead

A 22-year-old man with apparent social difficulties is suspected of killing six people and injuring seven late Friday near the University of California campus in Santa Barbara.

Posted on May 24, 2014 READ MORE



Loneliness Trumps Obesity in Danger to Elderly

Researchers looking into the impact of feelings of isolation on older people found that loneliness can be twice as unhealthy as obesity.

Posted on Feb 16, 2014 READ MORE


Black Rush Life: Working the Oil Fields of North Dakota

For some Americans, a North Dakota oil rig is the only place to get a job. The days are long, and compared to what they’re used to making, the pay is big. But the relative rewards come with deep personal costs, as a new movie by a pair of Brooklyn filmmakers shows.

Posted on Aug 2, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


Nazi Sniper Tamed With a Trumpet

Americans hear a lot about the need to vanquish their supposed enemies abroad with bullets, bombs, and other tools of overwhelming force. Evidence that a common humanity can be called upon to settle differences is scarce in the media. Count this brief story from a World War II vet among the few exhibits submitted to that effect.

Posted on May 11, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN


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