The World Health Organisation (WHO) claimed in August 2008 that "social injustice is killing people on a grand scale." Its major report on the "social determinants of health" concluded that social and economic inequality is a major global driver of disease, and only massive government intervention and redistribution of wealth can improve the health of the poor. But the side effects of this prescription may be worse than the disease, says the Fraser Institute.
In fact, WHO's recommendations seem to be aimed at undermining economic growth and increasing unemployment, says Fraser:
Publish date: 25 November 2008
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