Jack Saturday

Monday, March 05, 2012

Anti Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 783-785

Alarm clocks that jab into the head
each morning, like so many insane brain surgeons,
the hours that one by one transform themselves
into dollars
while they discreetly, inexorably wear us away,
the emptiness of being controlled by
landlords, mortgage companies,
the insolence of bureaucracies
who are paid to help us,
the abrupt horrifying moment
when after much figuring
it is evident if everything keeps on as it has
there will not be enough money.
Tom Wayman

One of the more startling statistics in the report, which analyzed prescription claims data from 2.5 million insured Americans from 2001 to 2010, is that one in four women is dispensed medication for a mental health condition, compared to just 15 percent of men.

…when someone has life stressors and is having difficulty coping. An example would be a marital discord, going through a separation or a divorce. A job would be a big one, particularly in the current economy.
Women And Prescription Drugs: One In Four Takes Mental Health Meds
Katherine Bindley

(emphasis JS)

About 13 to 14 percent of Americans work under an abusive supervisor, Yagil said. Her study on Israeli workers found that abused employees tend to cope by avoiding their bosses, seeking support from co-workers and trying to reassure themselves. As useful as those strategies might sound, however, they actually made employees feel worse.


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