Mar 10, 2021 • 45M

20: Building A Being Mode Based Society, Part 4: Ending Brainwashing, Giving a Guaranteed Yearly Income & Closing the Poverty Gap

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The Rethinking Humanity Podcast dives into social philosopher Eric Fromm’s writings on society and culture from the 1950s and reveals their relevance to the current day. It connects modern writers and thinkers ideas to those of Fromm.
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In episode 20, we continue our discussion from before our month on the theme of love - in Fromm's ideas on how to build a society based on the being mode - a society where we can live and flourish in our human nature, and not have to suppress it due to the needs of the demanding capitalistic machine. We discuss three of the many ways he suggested we do that. Ending brainwashing methods in political and industrial advertising, closing the gap between rich and poor nations, and implementing a Guaranteed Yearly Income. Fromm was for basic income! That is exciting and enlightening news. We talk about why its important to end the brainwashing (spoiler alert - we have lost control of our minds as a result!) and close the gap between the rich and poor nations. We also share many reasons why a basic income just makes sense, and would be a great idea to implement. 

We start out by discussing the probable passing of the stimulus package, discussing exciting upcoming interviews with Amelia Pang and Sherry Turkle, as well as a recent new blog post by Lacey entitled I Hate the Word Should (Found at

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