Book Forum

Competing Visions

The Political Conflict over America’s Economic Future

Date and Time
September 29, 2004 4 - 5:30 PM EDT
1st floor/Wintergarden
Featuring Sally Pipes, Author, Miracle Cure: How to Solve America’s Health Care Crisis and Why Canada Isn’t the Answer (Pacific Research Institute, 2004); John Goodman, Coauthor, Lives at Risk: Single‐​Payer National Health Insurance around the World (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004); with comments by Jeff Lemieux, Executive Director, Cen​trists​.org; and Robert Kuttner, Cofounder and Coeditor, The American Prospect.

Rising health care costs and a growing number of Americans without health insurance are making health care reform a defining issue in this year’s presidential campaign. Two new books by leading advocates of health care reform argue that free markets are a better answer than government‐​run health care. National Center for Policy Analysis president John Goodman debunks misperceptions about government‐​run health care systems around the world. Pacific Research Institute president Sally Pipes explains why neither the U.S. system nor the Canadian system is perfect and offers solutions to improve both. Comments will be provided by scholars from different viewpoints: Jeff Lemieux and Robert Kuttner.