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Forum Post: Neoliberalism, degrowth and the fate of health systems by Dan Bednarz and Allana Beavis

Posted 10 years ago on Sept. 24, 2012, 8:35 p.m. EST by notaneoliberal (2269)
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There are unprecedented and widely unappreciated dangers posed to public health, nursing, medicine and allied health professions by the ongoing global economic contraction. This is a multilayered and, frankly, emotionally difficult topic to digest. Before discussing how health systems are affected we first lay out the larger social-ecological context of modern society’s predicament. This includes a brief overview of the idea of degrowth,[i],[ii],[iii] which is a response to ecological overshoot and reaching the physical resources and ecological limits to growth, and why it must supplant growth as the cardinal metaphor of modern culture. Then we outline how the inability to perceive that the world has reached the end of growth –by mistakenly seeing the present as a Great Recession- threatens health systems........ http://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2012-09-14/neoliberalism-degrowth-and-fate-health-systems



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