Capitalism Makes us Crazy: Dr Gabor Maté on Illness & Addiction
February 21, 2012
Photo by flickr (cc) user Truthout.org
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.
Special thanks to KPFA in Berkeley, CA.
Dr. Gabor Maté, physician and author of several books including, “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction,” “Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers” (co-authored by Gordon Neufeld), and “When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress.”
by Marc Lewis
Gil Scott-Heron’s Winter in America sampled by YouTube user Mellamayne
Requiem for a Dream Orchestral Version by Clint Mansell
Tags: globalization and trade, health and healthcare, privatization, speech/analysis