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WorldDenver Book Club: TR Reid - Taxes and Health Care

  • 20 Jun 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Whittier Cafe. 1710 E 25th Ave, Denver, CO 80205

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Join the WorldDenver Young Professionals for our BookClub event featuring The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care and A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, More Efficient Tax System by T.R. Reid. Participants may read one or both of the books.

This event is intended to supplement T.R. Reid's presentation 'A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax Code' on June 6th. 


About The Healing of America: 


In The Healing of America, New York Times bestselling author T. R. Reid shows how all the other industrialized democracies have achieved something the United States can’t seem to do: provide health care for everybody at a reasonable cost. In his global quest to find a possible prescription, Reid visits wealthy, free market, industrialized democracies like our own—including France, Germany, Japan, the U.K., and Canada—where he finds inspiration in example. Reid sees problems too: He finds poorly paid doctors in Japan, endless lines in Canada, mistreated patients in Britain, spartan facilities in France. In addition to long-established systems, Reid also studies countries that have carried out major health care reform. The first question facing these countries—and the United States, for that matter—is an ethical issue: Is health care a human right?The Healing of America lays bare the moral question at the heart of our troubled system, dissecting the misleading rhetoric surrounding the health care debate: Is health care a human right?


About A Fine Mess:

In A Fine Mess, T. R. Reid crisscrosses the globe in search of the exact solutions to these urgent problems. With an uncanny knack for making a complex subject not just accessible but gripping, he investigates what makes good taxation (no, that’s not an oxymoron) and brings that knowledge home where it is needed most. Never talking down or reflexively siding with either wing of politics, T. R. Reid presses the case for sensible root-and-branch reforms with a companionable ebullience. This affects everyone. Doing our taxes will never be America's favorite pastime, but it can and should be so much easier and fairer.


More information: 


Books can be pre-purchased via Amazon SmilePlease be sure to select WorldDenver or Denver World Affairs Council as your charity when shopping on Amazon Smile! Reid's newest book, A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System, will also be available for purchase at the Speaker Series event on June 6th.


http://www.npr.org/books/authors/138024449/t-r-reid


https://twitter.com/therealtrreid?lang=en


http://www.trreid.net/index.htm


http://www.pbs.org/video/2198039605/

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