Instability of Finance Capitalism and Emotional Life in Yankeedom

The field of psychology in the United States either ignores the impact of capitalism on people’s emotional life or it treats it as as a secondary process. In Yankeedom, most psychologists treat people’s emotional life is a private matter. This article argues that there is a direct connection between the insecurities introduced by finance capital (such as student debt) and the volatility of emotional life.

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About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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