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How Inequality is Killing Us

Monday, September 2, 2013

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How Inequality is Killing Us

In "The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger," Wilkinson and Pickett challenge everything we’ve been told about why people get sick and what it takes to be healthy.

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Hungry for Solutions

Monday, January 10, 2011

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Hungry for Solutions

Gabor Maté’s books are commercially successful because they tap into popular awareness of social problems while avoiding the uncomfortable conclusion that social revolution is required to solve them.

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Should Physicians be Activists?

Monday, September 20, 2010

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Should Physicians be Activists?

Dr. Roland Wong is under threat of losing his license to practice medicine. He helped people on social assistance get extra money for food.

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Engels and the WHO Report

Monday, September 1, 2008

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Engels and the WHO Report

On August 28, the World Health Organization announced that "INEQUALITIES ARE KILLING PEOPLE ON A GRAND SCALE." Has anything changed since the 19th Century? Find out in this fictional interview with Frederick Engels.

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Health Care or Damage Control?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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Health Care or Damage Control?

Capitalism cannot deliver genuine health care. A real health-care system would oppose profitable practices like hazardous work, adulterated food, industrial pollution and wars of acquisition. Putting health first requires a fundamentally different social system.

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Solidarity is Better than Charity

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

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Solidarity is Better than Charity

Charity should not be needed in a world of abundance.

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Health and Social Policy

Tuesday, June 1, 1999

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Health and Social Policy

While the authors of this book shatter "common sense" myths about health, they promote another myth – that health policy is shaped by science, when it is actually shaped by the needs of the capitalist system.

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The Myth of Scarcity

Friday, January 1, 1999

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The Myth of Scarcity

The myth of scarcity is used to limit majority access to medical and social services. In reality, society has more than enough resources to meet human needs.

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