U.S. Deaths Highlight Need for Far-Reaching Change / By W. T. Whitney Jr.

Demonstrators carry a coffin over Brooklyn Bridge during a march against gun violence, 06.02.18, in NY. | Mary Altaffer – AP Under U.S. capitalism, industrial production and consumerism expand. Greenhouse gases increase, the climate changes, and people die. U.S. imperialism leads to wars and potentially nuclear war. U.S. life expectancy has fallen. According to governmentContinue reading “U.S. Deaths Highlight Need for Far-Reaching Change / By W. T. Whitney Jr.”

Let Them Die! / by Greg Godels

Why the US has lower life expectancy than other countries | MDLinx In the spirit of Jonathan Swift’s satirical world (A Modest Proposal), we might facetiously attribute the recent decline in US life expectancy to a concerted effort to strengthen the social safety net. Politicians have been maintaining for decades that it would be necessaryContinue reading “Let Them Die! / by Greg Godels”

Press Coverage of Declining US Life Expectancy Evades the Truth / by W.T. Whitney Jr.

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair Reporting by the U.S. news services frequently takes China to task for its strict preventative measures imposed to prevent Covid-19 infection. Reports point to economic instability and people’s distress supposedly generated by this uncompromising attitude. The slant of New York Times reporting, which skirts over Chinese lives saved, earned aContinue reading “Press Coverage of Declining US Life Expectancy Evades the Truth / by W.T. Whitney Jr.”

Opinion: This American For-Profit Healthcare System Would Just as Soon Kill You as Look at You / by Richard Eskow

To this system, it doesn’t matter whether a person lives or dies as long as it gets paid. That’s why our healthcare costs are so high, even though our life expectancy is so low. When I was growing up in the Rust Belt, there was a phrase people would use to describe an unusually vicious orContinue reading “Opinion: This American For-Profit Healthcare System Would Just as Soon Kill You as Look at You / by Richard Eskow”