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Blaming Victims While Gambling Our Money: Economics in a World without Compassion

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Perhaps it shouldn't surprise anyone that politicians like Robert MacDonald, Mayor of Lewiston, Maine, still breathe the same air as the rest of us. After all, the United States has a long history of producing public figures who crank up their derision of poor people as poverty itself increases.
News of MacDonald comes on the tail-end of news of another winner, teenybopper CEO Martin Shkreli, whose company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, raised the price of an immune deficiency drug from $13.50 to $750.00 a couple of weeks ago.
In fact, the problem is the system itself. Jerks like MacDonald and profiteers like Shkreli are simply raindrops falling from a much larger cloud.

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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.

His anthology of updated Opednews articles "America is Not Broke" was published by Tayen Lane Publishing (March, 2015) and may be found here:

Scott is a former President of Common Ground-NYC (, a Geoist/Georgist activist group. He has written dozens of articles for (more...)

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