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Health-Care Activism: Saving the Life Savers

Lin Zinser

Presented at: OCON 2008

Date: Jun 28, 2008

How can we best advance political change? Using health care as the model, we will probe this question with examples from the history of modern health care, which has been riddled with government intervention from its beginnings. Efforts to limit government involvement have met with minimal success and attempts to socialize health care are escalating across America. Ms. Zinser discusses Objectivist principles applied to political action in health care and examines the underlying reasons for the failure or success of various writing campaigns, speeches, media reporting and coalitions. Finally, the course examines such questions as when and how can one build coalitions, how to respond to "extremism" charges and how to integrate moral and practical arguments. The goal is to see, from history and in practice, the best ways to promote morally principled political change in today's culture.

intellectual activism

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