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Mon Feb 27, 2012, 09:05 AM

Capitalism Makes us Crazy: Dr Gabor Maté on Illness & Addiction


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Capitalism Makes us Crazy: Dr Gabor Maté on Illness & Addiction


Humans have always used drugs, but current level of drug abuse could indicate a bigger problem that we’re driving people into addiction. What’s the connection between the increase in chronic diseases, mental illness and drug addiction in our society today? On this edition, Dr. Gabor Maté talks about the relationship between mind and body health – and what the rise of capitalism has done to destroy both.

Listen: http://www.radioproject.org/2012/02/gabor-mate-illness-addiction/




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marmar Feb 2012 OP
riverwalker Feb 2012 #1
xchrom Feb 2012 #2
snappyturtle Feb 2012 #3
marmar Feb 2012 #4
flexnor Feb 2012 #5

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Mon Feb 27, 2012, 09:39 AM

1. Fascinating. n/t

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Mon Feb 27, 2012, 09:51 AM

2. du rec. nt

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Mon Feb 27, 2012, 11:03 AM

3. I listened to these two videos...about an hour and 20 min together

They are SO enlightening about our addictions...I didn't hear
capitalism mentioned until about three quarters through the
2nd video...alluded to but not mentioned as such.

Thank you so much.

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Response to snappyturtle (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 11:07 AM

4. He talks about capitalism more in the audio program, which is at the top of the linked page.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 12:01 PM

5. There was a bay area psychiatrist who ran for president a few years back

 

he didnt get very far, but his premise was this:

in his practice, he was seeing all kinds of ills, that he felt were actually a normal reaction to living in society (trend of relentless increase in pressures) as it exists, and that anything he did in his practice, was really just treating the symptiom

it was an interesting arguement

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