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May 23, 2023Liked by Alice Evans

Media algorithms generate and amplify outrage, sure, but inflation and the precarity resulting from low savings and health insurance tied to jobs are very real. It's not entirely in people's heads.

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Sure, "None of this is to deny genuine risks (like poverty, inequality, discrimination, climate breakdown or right-wing populism)". I totally agree that health insurance and inflation fit. But the depression goes beyond the US and it's rising over time.

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Modern society is extremely atomized. As we gain freedom and independence we lose community bonds and support networks.

In many ways I had a much better childhood than my children, and a lot of it is *because* I have a successful career, while my mother was a housewife. It's harsh but it's true. Women's economic opportunity did not come for free -- there are always trade-offs.

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