Greece is devolving into something unprecedented in modern Western experience. A quarter of all Greek companies have gone out of business since 2009, and half of all small businesses in the country say they are unable to meet payroll. The suicide rate increased by 40 percent in the first half of 2011. A barter economy has sprung up, as people try to work around a broken financial system. Nearly...
It reminds us that, in an effort to finance debts, ordinary people are paying...– Health effects of financial crisis: omens of a Greek tragedy : The Lancet
"Moral" Control Over Your Health Insurance
“If Republican leaders get their way and Blunt’s bill becomes law, a boss who regarded overweight people and smokers with moral disgust could exclude coverage of obesity and tobacco screening from his employees’ health plans. A Scientologist employer could deny its employees depression screening because Scientologists believe psychiatry is morally objectionable. A management team...
want to read: slow violence
[a interview is a good start…] Dixon: “We are accustomed to conceiving of violence as immediate and explosive, as erupting into instant, concentrated visibility. But I wanted to revisit this assumption and consider the relative invisibility of slow violence. By that I mean a violence that is neither spectacular nor instantaneous, but instead incremental, whose calamitous...
In this morning’s NEJM, physicians from the Centers for Disease Control and...– Goodbye, Magic Bullet: Hello, Highly Resistant Gonorrhea | Wired Science | Wired.com