Says The Atlantic:
Shkreli was born in Brooklyn in 1983, according to The New York Times, but he may just as well be an imagined manifestation of national guilt over a broken health-care system, broken largely because of the costs of medications. The little red guy with a pitchfork on our collective arthritic shoulder, Shkreli is a product, not a cause. Defeating him is treating a symptom, not creating a cure. In mocking his hubris we mock a person for operating within a system that we created and continue to subsidize.