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Inequality matters

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l6489 (Published 15 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6489

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Society and Superiority

Society is stratified. Dictatorships have tyrants and victims; monarchies have royalty and commoners; governments have officials and citizens; military have officers and enlisted; hospitals have doctors and nurses; and businesses have bosses and workers. Stratification is a lopsided, stagnant system, in which a few fortunate people luxuriate in elitism, while many people vegetate in defeatism. Stratification devastates scientific progress and social justice by beatifying a few, but mortifying many. In short, stratification lacks science, conscience, and prescience. 


Competing interests: No competing interests

19 November 2019
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA