Symposium to honour Dr. Robert Chernomas


We’re pleased to announce that the University of Manitoba Department of Economics will be holding a symposium to honour Pluto author Dr. Robert Chernomas on February 8, 2013 in room 307 Tier Building. Chernomas is the co-author of the forthcoming To Live and Die in America: Class, Power, Health and Healthcare (Pluto, Feb 2013).

The symposium’s program will run from 9:00 – 4:00 and will include the following sessions:
Session 1  Macro-Marxism (9:00 – 10:30)
Session 2  Health (11.00-12.45)
Lunch: 1.00-2.15 St John’s College
Session 3 Roundtable: Academics and Activism (2:30 – 4:00)

More detail about these sessions will be made available in the following weeks. For more details go to or check back at the Pluto blog on a later date.

To Live and Die in America

Class, Power, Health and Healthcare

Robert Chernomas and Ian Hudson

“A fascinating account of how the strength of corporate interests and the relative weakness of unions have given the United States a uniquely bloated and inefficient health care system. The result is a system that at great cost provides people with a level of care that is often worse than countries which spend half as much. It is not a pretty story.” – Dean Baker, co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington DC

“This book should become a classic. It should be read by everyone who feels that power in the United States is very unevenly distributed, not only by gender and race, but primarily by class.” – Vicente Navarro, Professor of Health and Public Policy, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Health Services

£17.99 only £16.00 on the Pluto site

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