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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Anti-Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 375-377

In the United States, the majority of people get their health insurance through their job. Many have an immediate need for that coverage, either because they or someone in their families has a health condition that requires ongoing medical care. These are the millions of people for whom losing their employer-based coverage would have dire financial and health consequences. And for many of them, it means staying in a job they would rather leave to keep those health benefits. This phenomenon is referred to as 'job lock.'
Stuck in Your Job Because You Need the Health Benefits? You’re Not Alone.
Posted by Monica Sanchez,
Blog for Our Future
at 9:01 AM on May 31, 2009.

When people talk about depression, it's usually seen as an individual thing. That one person has emotional problems - and they should get help. However, I view the large number of depressed people as systemic. We've made our society chalk-full of stress, denial of human desires, and not built for human comfort and desire. Every day many people repress emotions and what we want to do in order to keep that job.The result of that stress is pretty naturally depression. It's about time we started remolding our society and economics so that the goal is human happiness rather than a higher GDP.
depression and a stressful society
Posted by: carrotwax

on Aug 15, 2008 8:06 AM

They demand free enterprise, but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective, toward which all their deceit is directed, is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man [sic] in eternal subjection."
U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace,
quoted in the New York Times,
April 9, 1944


  • Job lock? That explains that scene in Jerry Maguire where Dorothy is asking Jerry about a medical program. Here in Australia we have universal Medicare, so as long as you're a citizen you have access to health care. Less stress, for worker and employer.

    By Blogger Markus, at 11:08 PM  

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