Capitalism is a force for goodBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39346.509699.3A (Published 27 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:628
- Bruce G Charlton, editor-in-chief, Medical Hypotheses
- University of Newcastle on Tyne, Newcastle on Tyne NE1 7RU
Maryon-Davis's editorial embodies the doctrinaire anticapitalism characteristic of public health administrators, including the World Health Organization.1 This bias leads to stunning misrepresentations of reality and currently stands as a major obstacle to improving world health.
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