Originally Posted by jillio
Unelss it affects it to the degree that the prosperous become poverty ridden, disease still does not create poverty. Poverty creates disease.
If that was always the case, then Steve Jobs would not have died of cancer. He had more than enough productive output to pay for a cure. He had the best access to the very best medical care in the world. He still died of a disease.
Poverty did not cause his cancer. Prosperity did not cure his cancer.
To clarify, I did not say that disease *causes* poverty. Poverty is a complex, multifaceted problem. Disease will strike no matter the person's standard of living. What poverty affects is the degree of access to medical care, good food, and other things linked to good health. But these things will not keep disease at bay forever. Steve Jobs found that out.
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