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Observations Ethics Man

Charlie Gard case: an ethicist in the courtroom

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 19 July 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3451

Winners & Losers

Success is a mess. It's a zero-sum game where winners are heroes and losers are zeros. The winners strut with glut, while the losers limp and scrimp. But winners are really just losers rescued by luck and pluck. So winners should share their success with losers, since charity and parity are the only real success.

Competing interests: No competing interests

19 July 2017
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA