Debt, Capitalism and Inequality

Code: SL51818

Dates: March 24, 2023

Meets: 12 N to 2:00 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: Creutzburg Center

Course Fee: $49.00

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Debt is a major concern for all of us who have mortgages, student loans, concerns about nations that can never get ahead and the fate of healthcare as it eats up more and more of national GDP. Drawing upon David Graeber's classic, "Debt: The First 5000 Years", explore how the past 400 years of Western history depart from what humans originally thought about obligations to each other. Learn how ancient societies used reciprocal gift-giving instead of economic self-interest and how various religious traditions have viewed the morality of debt. A major problem today is how capitalism creates both enormous wealth, but also unsustainable inequality. See if there is better way for us all to live. Lunch is included.
Fee: $49.00
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Kent Bottles

Dr. Kent Bottles teaches health policy and payment reform at The Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health in Philadelphia and regularly consults and presents on population health, health care reform, digital medicine, and the future of the doctor patient relationship. He has been a Professor and Chair of academic medical school pathology departments, a Chief Medical Officer of a state-wide integrated delivery system, a President and CEO and DIO of an educational and research collaborative in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a President and CEO of an evidence-based medicine health care consortium in Minneapolis, and a President and Chief Knowledge Officer of a genomics bio-tech start-up company in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Bottles has received the following awards and honors: Phi Beta Kappa, The Rodney T. West Literary Achievement Award for the most important article on medical management in 2001 from the American College of Physician Executives, the Resident Teacher of the Year Award from the University of Iowa Department of Pathology, the UC San Francisco Class of 1991 Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for a Major Contribution, the UC San Francisco Class of 1990 Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for a Stimulating Lecture Series, and the Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching at UC San Francisco for Basic Science.

kentbottles@gmail.com

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