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The excessive testing, Corl said, stemmed from a model of emergency care that forces doctors to practice “fast and loose medicine.” Patients get a battery of tests before a doctor even has time to hear their story or give them a proper exam.
Race, gender, religion, abortion, immigration, gun control, culture and patriotism are issues used to divide the public. The culture wars give the oligarchs, both Democrats and Republicans, the cover to continue the pillage.
In a clip from Tuesday's podcast, Goodman said that "the stakes in this Democratic primary are very high, and the corporate media's failing to bring people the crucial context necessary for voters to make informed decisions."
The contracting trend has transformed corporate America into a two-tier economic system of company employees with secure jobs and good benefits and contracted workers with poor benefits who lack job security.
The triumph of Greta Gerwig's homage to Alcott, though not a Marxist or revolutionary work, is in its ability to connect modern viewers to a historical struggle: bringing the past alive by connecting it to the current political and social concerns.