What Next for the Post Covid Global Economy: Could Negative Supply Shocks Disrupt Other Fragile Systems?
The principal threat to economic stability currently is the overhang of debt, both private and public.
Sick with “Shareholder Value”: US Pharma’s Financialized Business Model During the Pandemic
Dec 6, 2022
Evidence sharply contradicts PhRMA’s contention that its member companies need unregulated drug prices to generate profits that they then reinvest in drug innovation.
America, Land of the Dying? Alarming Study Shows U.S. Killing Its Own Population
Aug 8, 2022
Researchers find that the nation had become an outlier among other rich countries in mortality rates long before the pandemic – and that Americans are dying younger than their peers abroad.
Your Money and Your Life: Private Equity Blasts Ethical Boundaries of American Medicine
May 18, 2022
In a harrowing new book, scholar Laura Katz Olson pulls back the curtain on a shadowy Wall Street threat that is taking over health care companies – and preying on human lives.
Abortion Drugs Fundamental to Ancient Economies, Argues Historian
Apr 29, 2022
As women’s rights to make reproductive choices come under assault, historian John M. Riddle argues that abortion has been far more essential to human history than you might imagine.
We Need to Learn From the Fight Against HIV/AIDS—and Its Mistakes—to Tackle COVID-19
Mar 16, 2022
An interview with INET Global Commissioner Winnie Byanyima
US Healthcare Strangled by Massive Insurance Profits and Money in Politics
Feb 17, 2022
Former health insurance executive turned whistleblower and investigative journalist Wendell Potter discusses the many ways in which the private health insurance system of the US is not serving anyone well except the insurance companies’ owners
Warning: COVID-Fueled Mental Health Crisis Will Be a Costly Second Pandemic
Nov 30, 2021
It’s time to prioritize mental well-being to avoid far-reaching economic and social consequences.
The Pandemic Triggered the Questioning of Current Governance Systems in Africa
Nov 30, 2021
An interview with Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)
Dr John Nkengasong: A Collective Regional Approach Has Shown Its Power
Nov 2, 2021
An interview with John Nkengasong, Director of Africa CDC, about how a coordinated response to COVID-19 in Africa has proven to be effective
Welcome to the Emergency Room. A Wall Street Honcho Will Decide Your Treatment.
Oct 12, 2021
Doctors and medical experts say private equity firms and profiteering corporations are putting American lives at risk and compromising the practice of medicine.
Mzukisi Qobo: The Old Mantra About Growth Has Reached Exhaustion
Oct 7, 2021
In this interview, Dr. Folashadé Soulé and Dr. Camilla Toulmin speak with Pr. Mzukisi Qobo. Pr Qobo is the Head of the Wits School of Governance, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
ER Doctor: Private Equity is Killing American Healthcare
Sep 23, 2021
Dr. Ming Lin complained about Covid-19 safety measures at his hospital. He got fired because a giant Wall Street firm called the shots.
Nanjala Nyabola: COVID-19 and Africa: Techno-solutions won’t save us from the problems we face
Sep 21, 2021
In this interview, Dr. Folashadé Soulé and Dr. Camilla Toulmin discuss with Nanjala Nyabola, a writer and researcher based in Nairobi, Kenya. Nanjala’s work focuses on the intersection between technology, media, and society. She is currently the Director of Advox, the digital rights programme at Global Voices. Nanjala has held numerous research associate positions including with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), and other institutions, while also working as a research lead for several projects on human rights broadly and digital rights specifically around the world.
“We Are Running a Giant Experiment on Children”: Covid Deniers Put Kids at Risk
Aug 19, 2021
“Just learn to live with it” policies subject children to an experiment with a systemic disease that does serious and lasting damage, warns former NASA and DARPA technologist