The Curse of Generosity
The outpouring of tens of billions to improve global health seems like the most hopeful event of the 21st century. But the largess could make things worse.
The source: “The Challenge of Global Health” by Laurie Garrett, in Foreign Affairs, Jan.–Feb. 2007.
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