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

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Unhealthy healthcare

Click here to access article by David F. Ruccio from Occasional Links & Commentary

Ruccio, an economist, asks and answers the question: "How could you design a fundamentally unhealthy healthcare system?" He then follows up with data that indicates that we apparently have a very unaffordable Affordable Care program that provides unhealthy healthcare. He introduces his essay with the following insightful cartoon by Barry Deutsch.