Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Corporate greed and single-payer

Recently I've become convinced that the biggest problem with the U.S. isn't Bush or Arnold or Republicans or Democrats or red vs. blue or whatever. It's corporate greed. Greedy corporations control the government, on both sides of the aisle. Greedy corporations are ruining the environment, screwing people out of health care and creating a class of poverty workers.

This morning on NPR I heard part of an interesting interview with the authors of a book who believe our health care system is totally broken and that a single-payer system is the way to fix it:

"Critical Condition"

In looking around for other info on single-payer I found this blog by a Stanford med student, which I thought was interesting and well-crafted:


Back to books... If you haven't read this one, you should. And you'll never shop at Walmart again:

"Nickled and Dimed"

And for a laugh:

Museum of the Middle Class opens in Schaumburg

1 comment:

Peter Schrenk said...

Hi Kathy! I'm excited that you have started blogging. Being something of a political blog addict, I immediately put you on my list of blog links. You are something like #21 on the list.

I need more liberal blogs like yours. I used to have more, but I got tired of the frenzied rants of dailykos and Hesiod Theogeny. You should think about starting a blogroll if there are blogs you recommend reading. I am interested in what a sane liberal thinks of as a good blog. Too many liberal bloggers I've read have the tone of Ann Coulter and intellectual quality to go with it.

Keep it up and I will keep reading.

PS: My favorite Bay-area blogger is probably Joanne Jacobs. She focuses on education, which is of some interest to me.