Beatrix Hoffman talks about the history of the American health care system. She explains why the United States has been one of the few developed countries to not adopt universal health care and examines why the issue is so divisive.
is the author of The Wages of Sickness: The Politics of Health Insurance in Progressive America. She is a professor and chair of the history department at Northern Illinois University.
Source: BookTV: Health Care For Some: Rights and Rationing in the United States Since 1930
talks about the current economic downturn. He urges a profound reassessment of our economic beliefs and institutions.
Source: Analysis: Alternative economic cultures
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