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A prescription for poverty

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3370 (Published 20 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3370

Rx for Poverty


Poverty is pandemic. It has an ever-tightening death grip on every country and reduces many lives to squalor and hopelessness. Why is poverty so ubiquitous and intractable? Perhaps our hubris and greed have blinded us to the reality of hunger and need. Lets renew our commitment to the Earth and its life by being stewards, caretakers, and friends, not landowners, bosses, and fiends.


Competing interests: No competing interests

20 June 2016
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA