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A Nobel Prize-winning cancer therapy will be unaffordable for most Americans. Public pharmaceuticals can help change that.

This year’s Nobel Prize in medicine for work on cancer immunotherapies should remind us that life-saving innovations are financially out of reach for most patients in the United States. That’s why we need public pharmaceutical companies that could affordably produce and distribute these medications. read more
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Public Pharmaceuticals As An Antidote to Big Pharma’s Market Failure

Drug-resistant “superbugs” are predicted to kill more people per year than cancer by 2050. read more
Containers of prescription medication

It’s Time for a Public Option in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Drug companies are hated for a reason—they exist to maximize profits, not make us healthier. It’s time to put them under public control. read more

Episode 14: The Job Guarantee & Social Justice (w/ Pavlina Tcherneva)

Why guaranteeing everyone a job can both win crucial gains for all workers and build power to meet community needs. read more

Episode 13: Building the Caring Majority (w/ Sarita Gupta)

How do we organize to build a system that truly recognizes the existence and importance of care work? read more
Hospital with wind turbines and solar panel in foreground

Renewable Energy is Preventative Medicine

How and why healthcare can and should hasten the energy transition read more
A delicious donut with pink frosting is used to depict the basics of Kate Raworth's 'Doughnut Economics' model.

Episode 2: Kate Raworth on ‘Doughnut Economics’

How can a doughnut help us understand what outdated economic narratives leave out, and help us build the economics we need for the 21st century? read more
Black and white picture of tombstones in a cemetery

Inequality is killing us — literally

Communities and nations with higher income and wealth inequality have worse health outcomes than those with greater economic equality. Thus, working to reverse the widening gap between the rich and the poor should be considered as part of a strategy for achieving and maintaining a healthier society. read more
Graphic in blue depicting various healthcare items: ambulances, pills, a blue cross and wheelchair

Single-Payer Would Be a Good Start, but Real Health Equity Means Tackling Economic Disparities

Prioritizing health and well-being means prioritizing jobs, education and housing. It means meeting people’s daily needs and helping communities to flourish. read more