Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Martin Shkreli is the face of American health care

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.

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