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Letters Fair Society, Healthy Lives

Too close to home for comfort

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c1188 (Published 02 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1188

Rx for Poverty

Poverty is pandemic. It has an ever-tightening death grip on every country and
reduces many lives to squalor. Why is poverty so ubiquitous and intractable?
Perhaps our hubris and greed have blinded us to the reality of hunger and
need.
Let’s renew our commitment to the Earth and its inhabitants, and become
stewards, caretakers, and friends, rather than land owners, bosses, and fiends.

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

04 March 2010
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA