‘Care’ Home Abuse Just Keeps Escalating

Millions of people in the United States live in ‘care’ facilities of one level or another, designed to provide services to older adults, people with disabilities, and people living at the intersection of these categories. They included locked ‘memory care’ wards for adults with Alzheimer’s, assisted living facilities for aging adults, institutions for disabled people, […]

Cultural Framings of Unemployment: Happenstance, Not Inevitable Systemic Outcome

Narratives about unemployment have undergone some fascinating shifts as the economy adjusts to growing numbers of unemployed people. Historically, unemployment was evidently something only shiftless, lazy people experienced because they couldn’t even get it together enough to have jobs. Now, that appears to have changed, and we see a shift to unemployment as something that […]