Intended for healthcare professionals

Observations Life and Death

“Nothing is too good for ordinary people”

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 17 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b683

What is the economy?

The economy is a contradictory blend of capitalism and socialism. Capitalism
individualizes, privatizes, commoditizes, and commercializes; while socialism
collectivizes, improvises, prioritizes, and civilizes.

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20 February 2009
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA