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Response to Live and Learn (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:50 PM

7. Nationalize the corporations...

... and let their SCIENTISTS continue their research in generously funded university programs.

Kick all the money and marketing people to the curb. Maybe they can find real jobs that actually contribute to the common good; cleaning sewers or something.

The theory of capitalism says corporations contribute to the common good. Whenever they don't, justice ought to be swift in the form of a corporate death penalty. Corporations ought to be held to much higher standards than individuals. The moment they become harmful to society they ought to be killed. There ought to be special courts and regulatory oversight for these sorts of actions.

In such a regulatory environment where the threat of dissolution and nationalization was credible and frequently implemented, these two corporations might quickly come to some sort of cross licensing agreement and share reasonable, well regulated profits from this novel drug combo.

Instead it sounds like they want "the prize" all for themselves, to charge as much as they can, even as sick people who can't pay die. After all, a corporation's first responsibility is to its shareholders... Well, let it be thus, but also let corporations know that if they fail society in the larger accounting, not just the money, then their shareholders will lose when the corporation is shut down.

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