Health and Capitalism

Health and Capitalism

What has the now global, dominant economic variants of capitalism to do with health outcomes? It has to do with the system of private property, alienation and the continuing struggle for existence, which capitalism seemed to have solved in the rich level 4 countries....
I can’t breathe

I can’t breathe

I can’t breathe For the weight of history bears down, And suffocates my hopes, I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe,  For the boot on my human face stamps down Crushing a vision of the future, I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe For the white hooded sheets, the red flagged,...
Panic  in Detroit

Panic in Detroit

Dialectics, Dynamism and David Bowie “I heard telephones, opera house, favourite melodies I saw boys, toys, electric irons and T.V.’s My brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare I had to cram so many things to store everything in there And all the...
Prophets of Deceit

Prophets of Deceit

Photo by visuals on Unsplash In 2020, some of the world’s largest economies are led by men who have adopted the speech patterns of the ‘Agitator’. These men use the emotional states of the population to further their own, and their allies, political...
Healthy Lives, Healthy Planet?

Healthy Lives, Healthy Planet?

This short collection of essays, written between 2011 and 2019, seeks to discuss the concept of sustainability and its relationship to society and health. They can be read individually in any order. I argue that an understanding of what ‘health’ is, needs to change...