Public health and public goods
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It has become increasingly difficult to distinguish public health (and public health ethics) from tangentially related fields like social work. I argue that we should reclaim the more traditional conception of public health as the provision of health-related public goods. The public goods account has the advantage of establishing a relatively clear and distinctive mission for public health. It also allows a consensus of people with different comprehensive moral and political commitments to endorse public health measures, even if they disagree about precisely why they are desirable. © The Author 2011. Published by Oxford University Press.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1093/phe/phr027
Publication InfoAnomaly, J (2011). Public health and public goods. Public Health Ethics, 4(3). pp. 251-259. 10.1093/phe/phr027. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/6321.
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
I work mostly on issues at the intersection of ethics and economics, including how we should respond to the under-consumption of vaccines and the over-consumption of antibiotics, and whether the market for biomedical enhancements should be regulated in any way. More generally, my research focuses on collective action problems. I recently co-edited the first major <a href="https://global.oup.com/academic/product/philosophy-politics-and-economics-9780190207311?cc=us&lang=en&a
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