Episode 3 – Compassion Is Radical: Care Work Within a Punitive System


Sarah is an addiction counselor at a nonprofit agency in California. Her agency offers a wide range of services, both inpatient and outpatient, and they primarily serve low-income clients with publicly funded health insurance. In this episode we discuss: the structural barriers her clients face, encouraging developments in addiction treatment, and a vision for a future where everyone gets the care they deserve.

Pierre Dardot & Christian Laval – The New Way of the World: On Neoliberal Society
William Davies – The Happiness Industry

David Graeber on Care:

Further Reading:

Melinda Cooper’s Family Values is a historical/sociological account of the alliance between neoliberal policy and social conservatism.

The Museum of Care is a collaborative project around the concept of care, started by Graeber and many of his friends/students/comrades.

Solarpunk Now! is written, hosted, and produced by Luka Dowell. The solarpunk theme is by Red Keener. Additional music by Gabriel Rivas.

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