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The Impacts of Energy Decline on Public Health & Medicine

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Public Health’s Response to Decline: Loyalty to the 1%danbednarz

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:16:52 +0000

Dan Bednarz American institutions are in decline and rife with corruption brought on by a combination of hitting the limits to growth while under the control of neoliberal capitalism[i]. To the extent one deviates from the appearance and demeanor of staid white middle or upper class norms, an encounter with the police in many localities[ii],[iii],[iv] […](image)

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Health systems, neoliberalism, and the end of growth: The World Health Organization in denialdanbednarz

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:52:01 +0000

Dan Bednarz The WHO (World Health Organization) has released its latest in a series of reports[i] on public health in 53 European nations, and presents this assessment through a focus on the social determinants of health[ii]. Rather than sounding an alarm or considering the possibility that epochal economic decline is underway which threatens the health […](image)

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Postcard from the Frontlinedanbednarz

Thu, 03 Oct 2013 11:51:40 +0000

 Peter Gray, MD. I’m a small town family physician in Ontario, Canada with an unremarkable practice consisting mainly of obesity, diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, anxiety / depression and the “worried well” who want to know why they feel tired all the time.  Nothing unusual, nothing particularly glamorous.  One thing which is different about my practice is […](image)

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Power, Identity and Social Change as We Enter Degrowthdanbednarz

Mon, 12 Aug 2013 20:58:23 +0000

Dan Bednarz  Understanding the interplay of power[i],[ii] identity, and social change is critical to those who recognize that modern societies are at the limits to growth, in ecological overshoot[iii] and undergoing a first phase reaction of economic contraction;[iv] disintegration of modern finance, as evidenced by massive corruption and wealth destruction;[v] and political upheaval[vi]. While responses […](image)

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Health groups put climate first in election poll – Media release 5 August 2013danbednarz

Sun, 11 Aug 2013 11:30:26 +0000

The health community in Australia is calling for strong action on climate change as the prescription for political parties looking for a winning formula in the upcoming federal election. The electorate is becoming more aware of the growing risks to the wellbeing, safety and health of communities around Australia. The Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA), […](image)

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