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AIDS : The economic rationale for public intervention

  title={AIDS : The economic rationale for public intervention},
  author={M. Kremer},
Many health professionals assume that the government should be involved in combatting the AIDS epidemic. While the case for government intervention may be clear to those in the health professions, many economists believe that too many resources have been invested in the fight against AIDS. It is useful to compare the case of AIDS with that of malaria. As The Economist recently noted, malaria causes three times the worldwide burden of death and disability as AIDS. Yet governments spent about US… Expand

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