The current debate on how to overhaul the American health care system assumes that a healthy society depends on good medical care. So it may come as a shock to learn that controversially medical care does not make a society healthier and actually does just the opposite! Like the Freakonomics books Monkeys examines common issues in uncommon ways and discusses the unexpected unintended and even paradoxical consequences of various social policies. As the title indicates this book attempts to show how ironic it is that the proposed social policies of the Left are in conflict with evolution and how the beliefs of the Right are not so different from what evolution teaches us about how life and societies evolve. Monkeys on Our Backs may cause controversy or even rage but it is sure to be read and discussed.
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