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The Health Impact Fund as Philosophy

What does a practical political idea like the Health Impact Fund have to do with academic philosophy? Or, as the question is often posed, why is the Health Impact Fund being run by Thomas Pogge, a philosopher? I’m a (marginal) … Continue reading


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Episode 1 Transcript

We had a couple of requests for a transcript of Episode 1. Here it is. Download (PDF, 132 kb)

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Episode 1. Thomas Pogge on Pharmaceutical Innovation

In our first episode, Thomas Pogge explains his proposal for dealing with the thorny intersection of public health, property rights, and poverty. As he sees it, the patent system doesn’t work as well for medicines as it does for, say, … Continue reading


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