Rank #1: Capitalism and the developing brain
Our brains do not develop in a vacuum but are heavily shaped by early childhood experiences of chronic poverty, stress, abuse, and violence. These adverse childhood experiences which alter the brain's circuitry and our body's stress response systems, are all rooted in the capitalist system and the exploitation, oppression, and inter-generational trauma that stems from it. In this episode I draw on modern developments in neuroscience and childhood development research to demonstrate that life under capitalism impairs optimal childhood development with serious repercussions throughout life.
Aug 14 2020
Rank #2: Work, alienation and mental health
In this episode I look at how capitalist alienation and the loss of autonomy, denial of self, and the estrangement from humanity and each other it entails, is detrimental to our mental health.
Jun 15 2020
Rank #3: It's Not You, It's Capitalism
In the first episode of World Gone Mad I give a general introduction to how the conditions of life under the sick and unjust capitalist system erodes our collective mental health.
May 07 2020
Rank #4: World Gone Mad: The crisis of capitalism and mental health (Trailer)
Apr 22 2020