Sunday, July 29, 2007

Guest Speaker

We have a guest speaker at Friday's lecture: WHO researcher Dr. Bruce Alexander -- one of the world's leading scholarly authorities on addiction. Dr. Alexander's upcoming book for Oxford University Press, The Globalisation of Addiction, is an explicitly Darwinian account of the epidemic of addiction in first- and second-world countries as being a degenerating consequence of free-market capitalism. Dr. Alexander has also authored a recent study for the Centre for Policy Alternatives, The Roots of Addiction in Free market Society, which is available online in portable document format. You can read about him in Britain's Daily Telegraph and Guardian.

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