Independence or interdependence?

The day after the Fourth of July, I encountered a man wearing a shirt which proclaimed: “I built my business. The government didn’t build my business.” His declaration of independence very much tempted me to ask: Continue Reading

New prescription for good health

How much of good health results from our lifestyle? From our healthcare? From the environment in which we live? It might surprise you to learn the extent to which our health– good or bad –depends on our environment. In fact, experts assert that at least half of our health depends on our social, economic, and physical environment: the education we received; our income; our neighborhood; the quality of our housing; and other elements of our background and current circumstances. Continue Reading