Right now, I am listening to the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC, (my favorite program outside of Fresh Air and All Things Considered) and for the past 20, maybe 30 minutes, he has been talking to psychotherapists about the effects of the recession on their practices. This discussion is part of their uncommon economic indicators series. It seems like a regular part of their show at 10 am, but I haven’t been up early enough of late. Granted, this discussion does not seem to capture the experiences of people who are bearing the brunt of the economic recession: the middle class, proper, not the upper middle class who goes to therapy. Even if it is not the point of the series, the online project pages are really fantastic because the project portrays and, at the same time, promotes solidarity and camaraderie in the city. That’s the real therapy: knowing you are not alone.
Just don’t pass out your resume on the R train, like that fellow Lehrer mentions. I might take your resume and cry.