The Decline of Traditional Families

Traditional Families

The times have changed… maybe we should too? A podcast worth listening to. The best 40+ minutes one can spend to help oneself awaken to today’s new reality.

The traditional family is a declining institution in contemporary society. The profit-driven processes and recurring crises of capitalism are major causes of that decline. Nostalgic appeals for the return of traditional families may be clever politics, playing on the pain of declining families, but capitalism blocks that return. We thus now need to engage the long-overdue discussion of alternative family structures and alternative economic systems.

Professor Richard D. Wolff

 

Poverty is not a lack of character. It is a lack of money. A lack of opportunity. A lack of investment. It is when society turns its back and makes you invisible.

from John Prince
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