Justin B. Fung

Tag: redistribution of wealth

MLK, health care reform and wealth inequality

Martin Luther King, Jr. (National Convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights; Chicago, IL; March 25, 1966): Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane. In light of that, and in conjunction with more recent studies on how it is those with the most equality that […]

Is redistribution of wealth good for your health?

Reframing GOOD Magazine’s article, “Inequality Makes Me Sick (Literally),” this interview with epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson is particularly interesting. Of particular note is his observation that it’s not those who have the most or the highest incomes who tend to be the happiest and healthiest, but those who have the most equality (or least inequality): …we […]

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