Blaming Victims While Gambling Our Money: Economics in a World without CompassionQuicklink submitted By Scott Baker Permalink
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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.