Capitalism and Mental Health: How the Market Makes Us Sick

Far from being a far-fetched pipe dream that human beings could never live under, pockets of anarchistic self-activity are what keep us sane in a profoundly insane world. This video mainly deals with how the capitalist system exerts massive amounts of pressure on individuals and gives the average person a million different things to worry about. I mainly talk about anxiety and depression here, although I fully acknowledge that there's so much more to cover than just that, both in terms of mental illness and in terms of societal analysis.  Chronic stress at work linked to high blood pressure: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1745/1/bmj... Anxiety Disorders Association of America 2006 survey: http://www.adaa.org/workplace-stress-... 700,000 workers in the UK on zero-hour... read more
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