I am the person who will destroy China. (madman101) wrote,
I am the person who will destroy China.

Living With A Wild God - Part 1

YOU ARE GOING TO DIE - (Barbara Ehrenreich)


I GIVE UP - Barbara Ehrenreich

“In the health-conscious mind-set that has prevailed among the world’s affluent people for about four decades now, health is indistinguishable from virtue.” - From Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer. - Amazon.com

Barbara Ehrenreich - In, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (2001), she spent a year working at unskilled jobs. In Living With a Wild God (2014), she recounted her own spiritual epiphanies in adolescence and her struggle, as a determined atheist, to understand her “furious encounter with a living substance that was coming at me through all things at once.

It Is Expensive to Be Poor - Barbara Ehrenreich

Minimum-wage jobs are physically demanding, have unpredictable schedules, and pay so meagerly that workers can't save up enough to move on.

The Great Recession should have put the victim-blaming theory of poverty to rest. In the space of only a few months, millions of people entered the ranks of the officially poor—not only laid-off blue-collar workers, but also downsized tech workers, managers, lawyers, and other once-comfortable professionals. No one could accuse these “nouveau poor” Americans of having made bad choices or bad lifestyle decisions. They were educated, hardworking, and ambitious, and now they were also poor—applying for food stamps, showing up in shelters, lining up for entry-level jobs in retail. This would have been the moment for the pundits to finally admit the truth: Poverty is not a character failing or a lack of motivation. Poverty is a shortage of money.

The criminalization of poverty has accelerated since the recession.

Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (2001); Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything (2014); Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer (2018), and other books.

Official website
Barbara Ehrenreich's blog
Appearances on C-SPAN

How ‘Wellness’ Culture Creates an Illusion of Control Over Death

Barbara Bush 'in failing health,' declines more treatment

Living With a Wild God: A Skeptic's Journey

Tags: -posted to o_c_c_u_p_y, books - 'living w/ a wild god', books - 'natural causes', books - 'nickled and dimed', bush - barbara, class - poverty, class - poverty - health, cost of living, death & dying / mortality, death - art of dying, ehrenreich - barbara, health - chaos, health - culture of wellness, health - gut biota, health - illusion of control, health - poverty, health - preventive care, s- wild god (poverty/health)

  • TIME PASSAGES - Part 1

    I want this to be a relatively condensed compendium of the various faces of time, as I know them. This will be a collection of divided topics which…

  • Your Hollyrock Minute

    'I've been used!' Kanye West quits politics, CNN goes into withdrawal After weeks of infamy as the most famous Black face of the…

  • Gazing Monkeys

    These wildlife pics are great - surely you must check them out, surely. The winning picture looks like a painting - esp. when all the pixels…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded