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The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills by [Stuckler, David, Basu, Sanjay]
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Can the economic crisis have an effect on our health? Oxford Senior Research leader Stuckler and Stanford epidemiologist Basu offer insight into the economic crisis—including the Great Recession—and its effect on public health, arguing that countries attempt to fix recessions by balancing budgets, but have failed to protect public well-being. They demonstrate how maintaining a healthy populace is intimately entwined with the health of the social environment. Filled with graphs and charts, the book shows how government's investment in social welfare improves the public's health, due to the creation of unemployment programs, pensions, and housing support. Each chapter offers historical facts from the 1930s in United States, to Russia and Indonesia in the 1990s, to present-day Greece, Britain, Spain, and the U.S., revealing how the government's mismanagement of the economic crisis has resulted in the public's poor health and an epidemic of diseases. The authors argue that it is the politicians' job to ensure that people's health needs are met, rather than their ability to pay. Societies will prosper when they invest in people's health both in good times and in bad. The question remains: what steps need to be taken to prevent widespread suffering both now and in the future? (June)

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Stuckler and Basu, academics and public-health experts, examine how governmental budgets and economic choices affect life and death, as well as resilience and risk, for entire populations. With extensive study on the health effects of global economic policies during the December 2007 recession, they conclude that economies paid a deadly price for austerity in terms of ticks to growth rates, life lost, and avoidable deaths. Instead of austerity, the authors recommend evidence-based policies (stimulus) to protect health during hard times: If administered correctly, these programs don’t bust the budget, but . . . boost economic growth and improve public health. Stuckler and Basu ultimately blame the failure of austerity on the economic ideology of those who support small government and free markets over state intervention; they contend that governments that have increased public-sector spending have seen faster economic recoveries, which in turn helps them to grow out of debt. This informative book will add important perspective to the ongoing debate on the consequences of economic policies. --Mary Whaley

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  • File Size: 1729 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books (May 21, 2013)
  • Publication Date: May 21, 2013
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B3M3W4A
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