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WATCH: Health Insurance Industry Whistleblower Wendell Potter

Upton Sinclair used to say “it is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” That might explain why Wendell Potter was able to exist inside the insular world of the health insurance industry for so many years, defending their reprehensible behavior and denying millions the healthcare they so desperately needed. Lucky for the rest of us, Wendell Potter grew a conscience and left the industry.

Now he’s blowing the whistle on his former bosses—and it’s a call all Americans desperately need to hear. In this video from Bill Moyers Journal, Potter talks about his own journey from industry PR man to public healthcare advocate. This is truly as must-watch as must-watch videos get if you care about the future of healthcare in America.

Watch it now.


The Future Is Hopeless, So Give it Your All

The never-ending national election in the United States, the “surprise” pro-Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, climate change … the list goes on and on about how easy it can be to lose hope in the future.Like many of life’s frustrations, or overwhelmingly large topics, most people in our society find themselves somewhere on the […] Read More

How Carbon Farming Can Save the Planet

Carbon farming alone is not enough to avoid catastrophic climate change, but coupled with new economic priorities, a massive switch to clean energy, and big changes to much of the rest of the way our societies work, it offers a pathway out of destruction and a route to hope.Along the way carbon farming can also […] Read More

Look Under Your Feet for Global Soil-utions

For several years, Chelsea Green has been publishing books that look under our feet for solutions to some of the most vexing problems facing the planet – hunger, drought, degraded farmland and grasslands, damaged waterways, and much more. Those books focus on (mostly) one thing: Soil.  In 2016, we’ve published two more important books that […] Read More

Climate Change & the End of Stationarity

Just as predicting the rise of Donald Trump as a leading presidential candidate stumped even the best of political analysts (looking at you Nate “FiveThirtyEight” Silver), the advent of the Sixth Great Extinction due to climate change and an increasingly potent mix of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has completely upended how we predict the […] Read More

Use Simple Games to Better Understand Climate Change

How is it that emissions keep growing despite rising concern about the climate change they cause? It is possible to identify several reasons for the paradox, most of which lie outside the scope of The Climate Change Playbook. But one important reason is relevant here: people do not understand the behaviors of the climate system.And […] Read More
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