Capitalism means male baldness research gets more funding than malaria, Bill Gates says

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wired: Capitalism means there is more research into male baldness than diseases like malaria, said Bill Gates.

"Our priorities are tilted by marketplace imperatives," he said. "The malaria vaccine in humanist terms is the biggest need. But it gets virtually no funding. But if you are working on male baldness or other things you get an order of magnitude more research funding because of the voice in the marketplace than something like malaria."

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