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Old 03-10-2018, 06:59 PM
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... for fraud.

You remember "Pharma Bro" Shkreli, who raised the price of life-saving medication by more than 5,000%? He has been sentenced to seven years for federal fraud charges related to hedge funds.


As plenty of people have pointed out, he was not punished for price gouging poor, desperate people -- even though it's all but certain that some people died because of his actions. What he was punished for is misleading investors -- that is, for taking money from people who were (mostly) rich.


Screw poor people and get away scot-free, even if some of them die as a result of your actions. Screw rich people, and you go to jail.
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Old 03-10-2018, 07:54 PM
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An activist I follow keeps mentioning how if you really want to get people to listen and care, fuck with their money. It's amazing how true it really is.
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:32 PM
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I was assuming it was an Al Capone situation. Charge him with the stuff that's going to stick, not the stuff that risks getting thrown out or losing.
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The real lesson of this story is that the Wu-Tang Clan ain't nothin' to fuck with.

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An activist I follow keeps mentioning how if you really want to get people to listen and care, fuck with their money. It's amazing how true it really is.
^That.

Watch people lose their blessed minds at a cash register if so much as a nickel is omitted from the change.
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Default Re: Martin Shkreli sentenced to Seven Years ...

This is sort of how I feel.

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Default Re: Martin Shkreli sentenced to Seven Years ...

Shkreli is a huge douche, but the only thing that sets him apart from the rest of that industry is his theatrics.

I'm glad he's going to prison and I'm glad he's crying, but the problem is capitalism, not Martin Shkreli.

(I'm not 100% against capitalism in every domain, just a lot of them.)
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Prison commissary increases lube price by 5000% ahead of Martin Shkreli’s arrival

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On the one hand, I laughed, on the other I hope one day we can move past rape jokes being funny.
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Default Re: Martin Shkreli sentenced to Seven Years ...

From his figurative rape of aids patients to the literal possibility of being raped in prison. How far the smug have fallen.

Not saying he deserves to be raped, but if there was anyone who I feel little sympathy for having to live in daily fear of being raped, it would be Martin Shkreli.
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Prison rape is not as common as movies and television and jokes would have you believe, but it does happen, and if it did happen to Mr. Smugface, I wouldn't be surprised.
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The prices for commissary items for Shkreli will be 5000% above normal.
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