Saturday, August 14, 2010

Class, Health, & Health Care

New World Notes News
Vol. 3, No. 33 -- August 14, 2010

This week in New World Notes, radio program #128, August 17 & 21:

Class, Health, & Health Care

In brief

In this installment, Canadian health-care activist Susan Rosenthal, MD, discusses

  • the horrors of working-class life in England during the Industrial Revolution (ca. 1845)
  • the problems with Canada's "single-payer" health-care system
  • how the profit motive and computers have brought us "assembly-line medicine" and
  • the successful health-care reforms established in Chile, under Allende, in the 1970s

From our telephone conversation of July 2.

Susan Rosenthal and her new book. The "read it now" link doesn't work
here. Try the links at Most photos: Click to enlarge.

Notes, credits, & links

Susan Rosenthal's new book--Sick and Sicker: Essays on Class, Health and Health Care--is available in paperback (from her) or as a "Kindle" electronic book from .

Part 1 of our conversation, program installment #123, remains available.

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Series overview: Political and social commentary in a variety of genres. Exploring the gap between what we want ... and what they're trying to make us settle for.

Salvador Allende's government introduced sweeping reforms to the
health-care system in Chile in the 1970s--much to the displeasure of
the Chilean Medical Association. What the Chileans did we could do.

Coming soon (Tuesday air debut date shown)

  • August 24 -- Food, Hunger, and Globalized Agriculture.
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