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Capitalism Hits Home with Dr. Harriet Fraad

How does capitalism affect our personal lives? How does the economy affect life at home, relationships at work, romance and dating? Capitalism Hits Home with Dr. Harriet Fraad is a bi-weekly podcast that explores what is happening in the economic realm and its impact on our individual and social psychology. Learn how to support the podcast, visit us at:

Capitalism Hits Home is a Democracy at Work (d@w) production. d@w produces media and live events to expose capitalism’s systemic problems and to show how democratizing our workplaces solves them. We can do better than capitalism.
HOST: Dr Harriet Fraad is a Mental Health Counselor and Hypnotherapist in private practice in New York City. Dr. Fraad was a founding mother of the Women’s Liberation Movement in New Haven, CT. She writes and speaks on the intersection of politics, economics and personal life in the USA. She appears regularly on ActTV, Women’s Spaces on WBBK, Sonoma County and North San Francisco, and MK Mendoza, on KSFR, New Mexico. Her latest written work appears in Knowledge, Class and Economics. NY: Routledge 2019. Her work can be found on her website,

Sep 29, 2022

In this episode of Capitalism Hits Home, Dr. Fraad dissects the bizarre American adoration of the British monarchy following Queen Elizabeth II’s death. The monarchy symbolizes the absence of social mobility, hierarchy, and the appropriation of public money for private wealth. What do ordinary people get out of this unequal system and why are we all so comfortable with it?