The economics and politics of ventilators

Two interesting articles on ventilators:

  • Ramping up ventilator production: Lessons from WWII by Ethan Ilzetzki, Hugo Reichardt
  • The Perverse Economics of Ventilators by Shamel Azmeh 

    By relying excessively on market forces, we have all but ensured that technologies such as ventilators become more complex and expensive over time, putting access to them out of reach for most of the world’s people. It didn’t have to be this way.

     

 

 

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