Divided, Distracted, Downtrodden: The Social and Political Reality in America Today

W.J. Astore The American people are being kept divided, distracted, and downtrodden.  Divisions are usually based on race and class. Racial tensions and discrimination exist, of course, but they are also exploited to divide people.  Just look at the current debate on the Confederate flag flying in Charleston, South Carolina, with Republican presidential candidates refusing…

Health Care Reconsidered

P.J. Sullivan The controversy over health care in America misses an important point, that the human body is a self-healing organism. Americans think that doctors and medicines are the only options for the sick. They are not. There will always be a role for doctors, but the majority of illnesses are preventable and curable without…

Healthcare in the UK: Great Care Instead of Nightmare

Alex Dunn.  Introduction by William Astore. The New Year promises much misinformation about Obamacare as “socialism.”  Whatever else you can say of Obamacare, it’s not state-owned or state-provided.  Rather, it relies on private, for-profit insurance companies to provide health care coverage.  In short, health care in the USA remains a market-based commodity.  You get what…