Book Launch: To Live and Die in America, by Robert Chernomas and Ian Hudson

Pluto Press & Fernwood Publishing, along with McNally Robinson Booksellers, present Robert Chernomas & Ian Hudson launching To Live and Die in America: Class, Power, Health and Healthcare (Pluto/Fernwood, 2013).

The book launch will take place on Tuesday, March 12th, 7pm, at Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg, Canada. (See full details here)

“A cogent and penetrating analysis of health outcomes in America, outlining the historical role played by unions in contributing to public health services. A must-read for all who embrace the goals for fairness shared by the 99 percent.” — Paul Moist, National President, Canadian Union of Public Employees

This book details how the United States has among the worst indicators of health in the industrialized world and at the same time spends significantly more on its health care system than any other industrial nation.

The authors explain this phenomenon as the product of the unique brand of capitalism that has developed in the U.S. It is this particular form of capitalism that created both the social and economic conditions that largely influence health outcomes and the inefficient, unpopular and inaccessible health care system that is incapable of dealing with them.

Robert Chernomas is a professor of economics at the University of Manitoba.

Ian Hudson is an associate professor of economics at the University of Manitoba.

To Live and Die in America

Class, Power, Health and Healthcare

Robert Chernomas and Ian Hudson

Historical and political analysis of the impact of inequality and capitalism on the health of US workers.

“A fascinating account of how the strength of corporate interests and the relative weakness of unions have given the United States a 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.” – 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, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of International Health Services

£17.99 only £16.00 on the Pluto site

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