We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Monday, July 31, 2017
Your Money or Your Life: Capitalist Health Care
The happenings in Congress regarding the new Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) associated with the Obama administration has dominated so much coverage by media corporations at the expense of every other subject. It was as if the ACA was so wonderful and was threatened by the Republican plan. This article puts the lie to this type of news coverage: both plans are all about profits to insurance companies, and neither plan serves the people.