Caregiving in Neoliberal Times


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Mon, 03/13/2023 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which consists of a re-broadcast from the radio show Against the Grain.

What do neoliberal policies and institutions do to people’s ability to care well for others? According to Sarah Clark Miller, caregivers experience moral precarity and moral injury, brought on by the fact that they can’t care for loved ones in ways that are consistent with their ethical principles. C. S. Soong talks with Miller about the ethics of caregiving during neoliberal times. Sarah Clark Miller is a Professor of Philosophy at Penn State and the author of The Ethics of Need: Agency, Dignity, and Obligation Routledge, 2014

Against the Grain is a weekly radio show hosted by Sasha Lilley and C.S Soong on KPFA Pacifica Radio in Berkley, California. It’s a program of ideas, in-depth analysis, and commentary on political, economic, social, and cultural issues important to radical thinking and activism.

This segment from Against the Grain originally aired in April of 2022.


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