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

Friday, January 1, 2016

A Chip Off the Old Pharmaberg

Click here if you wish to access this cartoon by Khalil Bendib directly from Other Words

The cartoon relates to the recent report about Martin Shkreli's takeover of a pharmaceutical company and the subsequent 5000%+ price hike for a vital life saving drug.