This 2010 volume of Thai Health titled “Capitalism in Crisis:
Opportunity for Society?” probes into the central philosophy of
capitalism-profit maximization and economic growth on the back of
environmental exploitation-which lies at the root of many problems
such as pollution, global warming and social inequality. At the end of the
discussion, an open question is suggested: How can we, after so many
economic crises-turn this crisis into an opportunity using lessons we
have learnt about capitalism? How to replace the purely profit-seeking
capitalism with a new capitalism where the market processes are
regulated in an appropriate, transparent and just manner to benefit
society as a whole?
The next part, Health Indicators, examines the health situations of the Thai workforce. The twelve dimensions include physical and mental health, quality of life, financial situations, work safety, informal sector workers and at-risk groups.
This year’s Top Ten Health Issues, derived from a public vote, looks into the four-years-old political conflicts, the problem-ridden Map Ta Phut case, H1N1 pandemic flu and other important topics.
|Prepared by||Institute for Population and Social Research , Mahidol University|
|Supported by||Thai Health Promotion Foundation
(Health Information System Development Programme)