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How can we rediscover the magic of more equal societies?

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4155 (Published 04 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4155

Capitalism vs. Socialism

The eternal conflict between the rights of the rich (capitalism) and the needs
of
the poor (socialism) confounds society. This conflict defies all political and
economic solutions, and each country tends to waver back and forth. Some
countries have reached tipping points and are in danger of collapse. Why
can’t
this conflict be resolved? Perhaps it’s because money is really not the issue.
Instead, the issue is society’s inability to provide people with peace and
health,
without which no political or economic system can truly succeed.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

12 August 2010
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA