Free supply of knowledge is good for developing countries

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7316.810 (Published 06 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:810
  1. K S Parthasarathy (parthasarathy@aerb.gov.in)
  1. Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Bombay (Mumbai), India

    EDITOR—In some developing countries poor people used to get a free supply of food grains and milk products because of the munificence of philanthropists in the developed world. For many this was the only source of nutrition available. Some social scientists argued that such regular supply would discourage local initiatives: in …

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