“The past four decades have witnessed the demise of the concept of psychotherapy as an exclusive domain of psychiatry.  Formerly, therapy was indeed a closed shop affair: psychologists were under surveillance of psychiatrists lest they be tempted to practice psychotherapy rather than counseling; social workers could do casework but not psychotherapy.  Eventually these three professions – psychiatry, psychology, and social work – joined in their resistance to the emergence of new psychotherapy professions; the master’s-level psychologists, the marriage and family counselors, psychiatric nurse practitioners, pastoral counselors, body workers, movement and dance therapists, art therapists.  The ‘eggshell’ era of therapy – in which the client was considered so fragile and the mysteries of technique so deep that only the individual with the ultimate diploma dared treat one – is gone forever.”

– Irvin D. Yalom



Philosophers for Change


by Steven Miller

Capitalism in the 21st Century is no longer based largely on profits resulting from a real economy productive process, windfall financial gains are acquired through large scale speculative operations, without the occurrence of real economy activity, at the touch of a mouse button. — Michel Chussodovsky

There are decisive moments in the history of capitalism when one form of wealth, one kind of property, becomes the most lucrative. The capitalists that control this property often become the dominant sector of the capitalist class and take control of the state, dictating policy to society. Marx writes, “The executive of the modern State is but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie.” [1]

The ruling class: call them the 1%, call them capitalists – who commonly wage war against itself to seize markets and articulate the strategic view that makes the most profit, especially for…

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