Health: Disciplinary or Liberatory?
LISTEN: Health care is medical care, right? That might sound logical, but a number of people have challenged that notion head-on. Some have drawn connections between health and political power; others decided that health clinics should do much more than diagnose and treat illness. Jenna Loyd weighs the theoretical insights of Michel Foucault and others; she also points to a time when community health took a radical turn.
Okay, this is too much nerd fun. The mid-1880s bump for cholera is fascinating (via Google Ngram Viewer)
re-read. [and there was a John Snow cholera reference. weird coincidence?]
datanouveau: Nationally, the U.S. unemployment is high, but that story is wildly different across each state. Whereas Nevada’s unemployment rate is 12%, Nebraska’s—an equally-sized state—is only 4%. The Guardian’s
John Burn-Murdoch* Joe Mako plotted the difference between each state’s unemployment and the national average to highlight the dispersion of joblessness across the U.S.
Not all recessions are the same, however. Each recession affects specific sectors and, therefore, specific states. The recession in the early 80s limited the money supply, so farmers and ranchers had less funds. West Virginia, Alabama, and even Iowa and Wyoming had higher-than-average unemployment rates. The most recent recession which boiled-up through a hot real estate market pushed Nevada’s—who had the largest housing boom—unemployment rate far above the national average.
*No, he isn’t a maniacally evil offspring of Rupert Murdoch and Montgomery Burns.