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The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills: Recessions, Budget Battles, and the Politics of Life and Death (Hardcover)
Dr. Sanjay Basu is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an epidemiologist at the Prevention Research Center of Stanford University. A former Rhodes Scholar, he lives in San Francisco.
In The Body Economic, Stuckler and Basu mine data from around the globe and throughout history to show how government policy becomes a matter of life and death during financial crises. In a series of historical case studies stretching from 1930s America, to Russia and Indonesia in the 1990s, to present-day Greece, Britain, Spain, and the U.S., Stuckler and Basu reveal that governmental mismanagement of financial strife has resulted in a grim array of human tragedies, from suicides to HIV infections. Yet people can and do stay healthy, and even get healthier, during downturns. During the Great Depression, U.S. deaths actually plummeted, and today Iceland, Norway, and Japan are happier and healthier than ever, proof that public wellbeing need not be sacrificed for fiscal health.
Full of shocking and counterintuitive revelations and bold policy recommendations, The Body Economic offers an alternative to austerity?one that will prevent widespread suffering, both now and in the future.
|Genre||BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General|
|Publisher Date||2013-05-21 00:00:00.0|
|Unit weight||0.95 lb|
|Subtitle||Why Austerity Kills: Recessions, Budget Battles, and the Politics of Life and Death|
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