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Shkreli ordered to return $64M, is barred from drug industry

https://apnews.com/article/martin-shkreli-daraprim-profits-fb77aee9ed155f9a74204cfb13fc1130
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u/Helphaer Jan 14 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome

Don't forget too easily that while this guy is a good poster boy for bad behavior, he is the convenient scapegoat that everyone can point to as a distraction from their own issues.

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u/the_cnara Jan 14 '22

Thank you. He’s the fall guy they’re hoping to throw at us so we don’t go after the rest of them. Keep prosecuting.

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u/weakhamstrings Jan 15 '22

Prosecuting individuals - no matter how many - is the whole "fall guy".

Changing the system is what's necessary. The same system will produce the same kinds of people again and again and again.

Get as many as you want. It'll be like stepping on individual ants thinking you'll affect the colony producing them.

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u/the_cnara Jan 15 '22

Good point