Loneliness, despair, and capitalism.

This article, published in the Guardian in October, 2016, summarizes (and legitimizes) what many feel – and keep secret. We sense capitalism’s contradictions but struggle to put words to them – we feel ourselves overwhelmed by our jobs, resigning ourselves to our homes, isolating ourselves from family and friends – we feel a quiet, shameful desperation and a quiet, shameful, carefully concealed contempt. And we are told the despair is our own making.

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