Monthly Archives: December 2018

Fear & insecurity enslaves many today, time to challenge the political status quo …..

Di Galpin

The exercise of imagination is dangerous to those who profit from the way things are because it has the power to show that the way things are is not permanent, not universal, not necessary. (Le Guin, The Wave in the Mind)

For those of us who have seen lives and cities decimated by the ideological mantra of neoliberalism  –  ‘free markets’ and ‘privatization’ good/ public sector bad – the reality of this ideological stance is personal.

As a society we have under estimated the power of this ideology. Yet it has under pinned successive governments’ since Margaret Thatcher with a blueprint of how society should be structured and has determined what, and whom, counts in society, differentiating between the deserving and underserving. This ideology has provided governments with a framework to structure the role the state, the free markets, families and individuals in meeting need in society. It…

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Morals & Markets:Welcome to Health and Social Care Plc,we are here to care for you, how would you like to pay?…..

Di Galpin

Evil drug companies, bailiffs in care homes and profit before people, welcome to the brave new world of Health and Social Care Plc.

As we wonder why compassion in care is so difficult to maintain…..

The Independent reports an influential group of cancer experts warn high prices charged by pharmaceutical companies for cancer drugs are effectively condemning patients to death, claiming drug companies are “profiteering” using unethical methods.

Government reform will mean multi-million pound opportunities for pharmaceutical companies in the provision of goods and services to the NHS in the UK.   Is this advisable when we consider previous reports from The Independent who highlighted the criminal wrong doing of drug companies along with The Guardian  who reported on GlaxoSmithKlines fine of $3 billion dollars, for admitting to bribing doctors to encourage the prescription of unsuitable antidepressants to children, and then reports that GSK  concealed data about the damaging side effects of the…

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