This was a discussion we organized on Corporatism and Structural Poverty, held at the Fayetteville Public library on Januay 12th 2017. While we had a small turnout, I still think our event was a success. We had a lot of great discussion. The camera battery died before the end, so the video stops in the middle of the discussion, but we still got over 2 hours worth of video.
Thanks so much to Abel Tomlinson for recording and participating on the panel, to Bill Orton and Chris Chalfant for also participating on the panel, and to Susan McBay for moderating our discussion. (I know we can be difficult to moderate sometimes.)
Everyone mentioned a lot of different sources, and it would be hard to come up with a full reference list, but for my talk, at least, here are a few of the main sources I relied on:
- Is America an Oligarchy? ~ John Cassidy – New Yorker
- Healthcare: A Crisis in Artificial Scarcity ~ Kevin A. Carson
- How Government Solved the Healthcare Crisis: Medical Insurance that Worked — Until Government “Fixed” It ~ Roderick T. Long
- The Impact of Patents on Access to Medicines ~ Médecins Sans Frontières
- How State Certificate-of-Need (CON) Laws Affect Access to Health Care ~ Mercatus Center
- Arkansas Dentistry ~ Institute for Justice
- The Tax Exemption of Employer-Provided Health Insurance ~ Jeremy Horpedahl and Harrison Searles
- How Did We Actually Get Into the Current Healthcare Mess? ~ Robert Wenzel
- Labor struggle in a Free Market ~ Kevin A . Carson
- Scratching By: How Government Creates Poverty as We Know It ~ Charles W. Johnson
- Markets Freed From Capitalism ~ Charles W. Johnson
- Shadow Government Statistics: Alternate Inflation Charts ~ John Williams
- Appeal denied: ICE to move forward with deportation of paraplegic boy’s caregiver ~ Mark Curnutte
- Chicago Schools to Students: Submit to Our Choices for Your Futures or No Diploma ~ Reason Magazine
- Obamacare Has A Poison Pill For Doctor Owned Hospitals ~ Robert B. Bluey
- The Conscience Of An Anarchist ~ Gary Chartier
In the future I think I shall try to schedule similar events later in the day. The time of the event, the poor weather and my own failure to advertise as well as I could have conspired to limit how many people attended, but these are fixable problems.
Thanks again to everyone who came! Feel free to comment to continue the discussion, of course. As always, peace to you.