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The Role of Public Health in Protecting and Improving Health

Economic inequality is measured by looking at the distribution of wealth and income in a society, not the general wealth of a country. A growing body of research suggest that inequality – more so than absolute wealth alone – has … Continue reading

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Part 1 of 2. Creating Opportunities: A Comparison of Top-down and Bottom–up Systems

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), a political philosopher and essayist, described an endemic moral inequality that was related to power and wealth. As men come together, Rousseau claimed, there is a drive to compare themselves to others – driving men to seek … Continue reading

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