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Thread: Finally, A Vaccine! But Capitalism Makes It Too Expensive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cawacko View Post
    Sorry, I will always defend capitalism until a better economic system comes along. Go ahead and support socialism or whatever you believe. No economic system has brought more people out of poverty around the globe than capitalism and no economic system has unleashed the forces of innovation and advancement like capitalism has. And because the Fed has fvcked up doesn’t change that fact.

    But hey man, Bernie’s not out of the race yet if you’re pushing for socialism in America.
    but we're living in fascism, so you're just deluding yourself when you defend the current system. but keep feeling righteous if you want to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AssHatZombie View Post
    but we're living in fascism, so you're just deluding yourself when you defend the current system. but keep feeling righteous if you want to.
    Ok. The subject is new drugs for dealing with the coronavirus. What he the best way to achieve that goal in your viewpoint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cawacko View Post
    Ok. The subject is new drugs for dealing with the coronavirus. What he the best way to achieve that goal in your viewpoint?
    Giving a trillion dollars a day to banks, that's obvious.
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    Hi Bill,

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    Isn't Pharma bro still in prison?? What stopped him??

    Given a national emergency I would imagine they would find a way to nationalize it, pay him a pittance for the zillions he could have extorted...
    Oh yeah. He's in lockdown as far as I recall.

    And I was no thinking it would be him but somebody like him, just as greedy as he is. He has no patent on greed.

    Really, for greed, there seems to be no end to it.

    There seems to be an inexhaustible supply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trumpet View Post
    (There's one thing about you that's obvious, and that is that you're intellectually bankrupted)

    I dot have to back up that statement, you're the one doing it for me.
    That's called making an excuse on your part because you're such an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    Hi Bill,



    Oh yeah. He's in lockdown as far as I recall.

    And I was no thinking it would be him but somebody like him, just as greedy as he is. He has no patent on greed.

    Really, for greed, there seems to be no end to it.

    There seems to be an inexhaustible supply.
    It has been a long, long time since the mean O' gubement came after ppl like that-jp morgan etc..

    Hopefully the new president will appoint a new Brandies to the supreme court

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    Hi Bill,

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    It has been a long, long time since the mean O' gubement came after ppl like that-jp morgan etc..

    Hopefully the new president will appoint a new Brandies to the supreme court
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    What if a for-profit company comes up with a vaccine, but it's run by somebody like that Schkreli guy, and they decide this is the ultimate get-rich tool.
    1st 'what if'.
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    What if they get a vaccine and decide to charge $50,000 a dose?
    (Even if it only costs them pennies to make it)
    2nd 'what if'.
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    Hey, it's their technology.
    3rd 'what if'.
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    Capitalism says they can charge whatever they want for it.
    True. They also have to deal with competition. Yes...there will be competition for that.
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    Insurance companies could never afford to cover everybody for that. They could call it 'experimental,' and not pay.
    That's fraud. The government will punish fraud.
    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    Pay up and you can live. No money? Take your chances.
    Covid-19 doesn't kill nearly as many as other flu does. Getting Covid-19 is not a death sentence.
    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    The rich could afford it, no problem. But the middle? Only if they give up their life's savings.
    Speculations. Treatments for Covid-19 is covered by insurance companies.
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    It is a reason that health care should be done not for profit, but to serve we the people.
    If it's not profitable, no vaccine would be produced. You speculations have turned into a paradox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Into the Night View Post
    1st 'what if'.
    There's no 'what if' about this: you're a fcking moron. The OP openly sets up a hypothetical situation and then you act like you discovered it's hypothetical, which in turn makes you think it not worth thinking about. Yep, you're a fcking moron.

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