Saturday, May 12, 2012

What Kind of Society Do Americans Want?

By Lawrence Davidson, To the Point Analysis | News Analysis

"Health care in the U.S. has deteriorated in the first decade of the 21st century. That was also reflected in a 2005 study by the World Health Organization that ranked the United States (supposedly the richest of nations) as 141st in government spendingon health. Perhaps not unrelated, the U.S. ranks number 1 in the world when it comes toanxiety disorders.

"In terms of social conscience, the U.S. is still quite a primitive place. And this primitiveness is sustained by a philosophy of selfishness. Among other things, that prevailing philosophy is making an ever greater number of us unhealthy. Is this acceptable to most Americans? Is this the kind of society they want? The political practice since 1981 seems to answer, yes."