Barbara Ehrenreich being interviewed about her book, Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America.

Particularly vulnerable were the recently unemployed talking to biz coaches and whatnot.

ehrenreich: What I found was the very widespread theory that your thoughts can control the universe. You want to be rich? You think like a rich person and, guess what, the money comes to you. And the other side of that, if you’re poor or having bad luck, it’s your own damn fault.

conduit: There’s no such thing as a victim.

ehrenreich: There’s no such thing as a material world.

-Barbara Ehrenreich, Conduit Interview