Kapitalizm kontra zdrowie. Ekonomiczno-społeczne warunki możliwości zdrowia publicznego

The aim of this paper is to illustrate some difficulties connected with the global ethic. The
author shows mutual relations between socio-economic domain and the public health. Beginning
with Peter Singer’s argumentation, the author points that the inequality is the main
factor hampering moral action. The inequality generated by contemporary capitalism has
an immediate influence on the health of people. Individual charity is not sufficient to solve
such problems like life expectancy, health care, starvation or global warming. According to
the author, liberation of medical practices from the power of capital is a condition of the
possibility of the public health.

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