Category: Social Policy

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Karen J. Greenberg: Fighting the Last War

Will the War on Terror Be the Template for the Ebola Crisis?

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Lawrence Wittner: The United States Is Number 1 — But in What?

In a great many other areas, the United States is not No. 1 at all

Leigh Phillips: The Political Economy of Ebola

Ebola is a problem that is not being solved because there is almost no money to be made in solving it. It’s an unprofitable disease

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Sonali Kolhatkar: Hysteria Over Ebola Fuels Racism, While the Real Disease Is Capitalism

Moneyed interests are trumping our public health

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Fidel Castro: Ebola and the Hour of Duty

We, the Latin American and Caribbean peoples, will also be sending a message of support and struggle to all other peoples in the world. The time of duty has come

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Bill Fletcher: Ebola, Race and Neo-liberalism

In each case, countries that have been the victims of colonial-originated underdevelopment have lacked the necessary resources in order to address systemic poverty and dire healthcare needs

Josephus Weeks: Ebola didn’t have to kill Thomas Eric Duncan, nephew says

In time, we may learn why my uncle’s initial visit to the hospital was met with such incompetence and insensitivity

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Rob Prince: Ebola: A Symptom of Economic Inequality

While the Ebola virus is spreading globally, its impact will mostly felt in the world’s poorer regions

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Paul Farmer: Diary

Weak health systems, not unprecedented virulence or a previously unknown mode of transmission, are to blame for Ebola’s rapid spread

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George Monbiot: Falling Apart

Competition and individualism are forcing us into a devastating Age of Loneliness

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