Health & Class
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Cancer is Capitalist Violence: Anthropology Against Oncology
It’s been two decades since the publication of Martha Balsham’s landmark study, “Cancer in the Community: Class and Medical Authority (1993).” Balshem, a hospital-based anthropologist, documented how ...
The Health Care Crisis and Kerry-Bush: Against The Current vol. 111
A permanent crisis has plagued American health care since 1981. It began with Ronald Reagan, whose tax cuts led to cuts in Medicaid as well as more stringent eligibility rules. The crisis has contin...
How Class Kills
Gaffney, A. W.
A recent study showing rising mortality rates among middle-aged whites drives home the lethality of class inequality.
Medicare Myths and Realities
Since medicare is an extremely popular social program, the media and right-wing politicians have learned that it is unwise to attack it directly. Instead, they propagate myths designed to undermine pu...