Monday, April 29, 2013

how austerity affects health

The "Great Recession" as it is politely called is having both soaring and subtle effects around the world. Among the latter is a documented spike in preventable health-care problems. Suicides, depression, malaria, HIV are just some of the medical difficulties that can trace their roots to the fiscal irresponsibilities that made millions for some and took millions from others.

Here is a Reuters' story on the topic.

1 comment:

  1. I've been re-reading Will Durant's The Story of Civilization, and the more i read history the more relevant ol'buddha man's teachings become. History has always repeated so far with nothing to indicate that will change. And a ruling class milking a working class to ruin is part of the cycle that dominates thematically. I take comfort in knowing that "hell in a hand basket" is a circular track and insignificant except in the lives of we many who are counted as insignificant. We are left to fight the good fight for the joy of it, and buddha urged we do so without any expectation of winning.