Covid has exposed the precarious health of working class people and people of color in this country. And the climate disaster is laying bare the vulnerability of so many around the world on a changing planet. What’s the connection? Political economist Raj Patel and physician Rupa Marya argue that capitalism, with its roots in colonialism, has derailed our ecosystems, both the ones outside us and the ones inside our bodies.
Rupa Marya and Raj Patel, Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021