Winter 2017

Friday
February 17th

Macalester College

Board Room

Buffet 6:30
Program 7:30

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February 17th
Macalester College
Admissions Building
Board Room

Andreas Ostenso

Health Expectancy in America

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February 17th 2017:
R. Alan James

Director's Notes:.

Few topics today can evoke such passionate urgency as Health Care in America. The issue can immobilize a legislature. Whenever we open the topic we invoke the questions about what are our expectations in life? Subordinate to those questions are personal and public issues concerning “whose responsibility is your or my health, or health care?” To what extent can we take responsibility for our own well-being, and that of others. If air quality affects health, how can we limit or eliminate harmful pollutants? If substance abuse is dangerous, costly or debilitating, how may we/the body politic regulate it? Can we? What about our eating habits? Is obesity only a private affair?
An ancient searching societal question asked “Am I my brother’s keeper?”* Possibly there are few more searching quandaries than this one? Do we value personal freedom to the extent that we fear intruding? Does that fear also inhibit or proscribe the helping hand? What health do you expect? A doctor and clinic director will provoke your thinking, action or resolution.

See this YouTube posting of our visit from John Taylor Gatto:
http://youtube/4KlSD0nanco

Here is a PDF of Emilio DeGrazia's
March 2014 manuscript:
WHY HUMPTY DUMPTY FELL

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