Tag: association

The Errington Thompson Show 2-14-09

Happy Valentine’s Day! I start by talking about peanuts… not Charlie Brown, but that plant in Georgia. The association of this plant and salmonella is the result of a government that loves business more than it loves it people. This didn’t start with George W. Bush, but with Ronald Reagan. Remember James Watt? Think about the last eight years. Bush put people in charge of departments they hated. Remember when he nominated John Bolten, who hated the UN, to be the UN ambassador? This is why we have toys from China that have been dipped in lead. We had a government that cut regulations or simply

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Who We Spend Time With

The National Audubon Society Guide To Marine Mammals Of The World uses the word “aggregation” to describe dolphins that come together only for purposes of feeding. These dolphins are linked in this case by a practical purpose and will break back down into more stable and normal social groupings once they eat enough fish. In Jean-Jacques Rosseau’s The Social Contract, Rosseau uses the word “association” to describe people in political union or unified in some way transcendent of immediate needs. I was reading both books around the same time. Seeing both words used in these ways got me to thinking about

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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