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For A Nation Gripped In Fear, The Solution is Positive Leadership.

Mike Magee I wonder these days, “What are my fellow Americans thinking?” Not knowing the answer, I thought I might share with you what’s on my mind as the nation absorbs everything from Omicron variants to Roe v. Wade teetering on the cliff. My reflections have centered on the issue of change, how it affects […]

Omicron and Evolutionary Biology: A Greek Tragedy in the Making.

Mike Magee “Many still see Alpha and Delta as being as bad as things are ever going to get. It would be wise to consider them as steps on a possible trajectory that may challenge our public health response further.”        Aris Katzourakis, Evolutionary Biologist, University of Oxford., August, 2021 The prophetic words […]

Giving Thanks for Principled Leaders.

Mike Magee This Thanksgiving, more than most, our country finds itself reaching for guidance and direction. Join me in giving thanks for principled leaders. ______________________________________________ The principles most people aspire to live by come quite naturally to mind because they simply feel right, or sound right to the majority. We make choices – good over […]

Health Insecurity and the Survival of American Democracy

Mike Magee Social Epidemiology, is a branch of epidemiology that concentrates on the impact of the various social determinants of health on the citizens of a nation. This field of study lives at the intersection of health care services, political science , the law, and history. What makes this field of study so timely and […]

The Value of the “Right” to Health Depends On The Definition of “Health.”

Mike Magee In my course this Fall at the University of Hartford, titled “The Right to Health Care and the U.S. Constitution”, we have concentrated on the power of words, of precedent, and the range of interests with which health has been encumbered over several hundred years. The topic has been an eye-opener. On the […]

Mark and Sheryl’s “Meta”-Mania.

Mike Magee At the 2010 World Economic Forum, marketing powerhouse Fleishman-Hillard reported that “3 out of 5 chief executives believe their corporate brand and reputation represent more than 40% of their company’s market capitalization.” But what happens when your brand becomes synonymous with misbehavior, dishonesty, deceit, and deception? For C-suites behind the management curve, or […]

Trust Versus Secrecy – TSMC vs. Pfizer in Pandemic Times.

Mike Magee This week’s Tom Friedman Opinion piece in the New York Times contained a title impossible to ignore: “China’s Bullying Is Becoming a Danger To The World and Itself.” The editorial has much to recommend it. But the item that caught my eye was Friedman’s full-throated endorsement of Taiwan’s “most sophisticated microchip manufacturer in […]

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