Towards a Global Social Support System: A Response to the Recent Commentaries

Document Type: Correspondence

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1 Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

2 Protection International, Brussels, Belgium

3 Department of Sociology, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

4 School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

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When we invoked the example of the US National Basketball Association’s (NBA’s) scheme for redistribution of new talent as a model offering lessons for a possible future global social support system we hoped that we would stimulate debate. Consequently, we are very grateful to Goldblatt1 and Labonté2 for their insightful commentaries that explore some of the issues that arise from our suggestion... (Read more...)

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