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04/29/2022

Dr. Lynn Parramore Discusses Neoliberalism's Effects on the Economy and Health Care (April 28th)

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This interview relates to numerous previous podcasts, however, to date I have not specifically discussed economic neoliberalism.  The effects of economic neoliberal theory (and its related political movement) underlies recent interviews with, for example, Dr. Steven Woolf and Prof. Kathleen Mullan Harris regarding declining US life expectancy, with Prof. Carol Graham regarding diseases and deaths of despair, with Prof. Katz Olson regarding her recently published book, Ethically Challenged, Private Equity Storms US Health Care, last year's interview with Brian Alexander regarding work, The Hospital: Life, Death and Dollars in Small Town America and the year prior with Prof. William Darity regarding his, From Here to Equality, Reparations for Black Americans.  

During this 32-minute interview Dr. Parramore begins by providing an overview of the theology of neoliberalism including comment on decades of wage stagnation, i.e., Lance Taylor's research.  She discusses neoliberalism's effect on racial equity and health equity, private equity's effects on health care specific to ED staffing via Contract Management, e.g., leads to moral injury, and policy solutions to better police unfettered neoliberalism.             

Dr. Lynn Parramore is Senior Research Analyst at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) in New York City.  A cultural theorist who studies the intersection of culture and Parramore economics, she is Contributing Editor at AlterNet, where she received the Bill Moyers/Schumann Foundation fellowship in journalism for 2012. She is also a frequent contributor to Reuters, Al Jazeera, Salon, Huffington Post, and other news media outlets.  Her first book of cultural history, Reading the Sphinx (Palgrave Macmillan) was named a “Notable Scholarly Book for 2008” by the Chronicle of Higher Education.  A web entrepreneur, Dr. Parramore is co-founder of the Next New Deal (formerly New Deal 2.0) blog of the Roosevelt Institute, where she served as media fellow from 2009-2011, and she is also co-founder of Recessionwire.com, and founding editor of IgoUgo.com.  She has taught writing and semiotics at NYU and has collaborated with some of the country’s leading economists , including Corporations for the 99% with William Lazonick and New Economic Visions with Gar Alperovitz.  In 2011, she co-edited a key documentary book on the Occupy Movement titled, The 99%: How the Occupy Movement is Changing America.  Dr. Parramore received her Ph.D. from New York University.   

Dr. Parramore's INET writings discussed during this interview are at: https://www.ineteconomics.org/research/experts/lynnparramore

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