r/news Jan 14 '22 Helpful 19 Wholesome 18 Evil Cackle 3 Silver 19 Gold 1

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

https://apnews.com/article/martin-shkreli-daraprim-profits-fb77aee9ed155f9a74204cfb13fc1130
54.9k Upvotes

View all comments

Show parent comments

106

u/Lisa-LongBeach Jan 14 '22

Same for Jonas Salk… I believe his response to why not patent his cure for polio was “Would you patent the sun?” A different world and morals today sadly.

41

u/_greyknight_ Jan 14 '22

Would you patent the sun?

Uh, duh!

- Fortune 500 CEO

1

u/Lucky-Variety-7225 Jan 15 '22

Don't steal my idea for NFT water!

20

u/horseydeucey Jan 15 '22

Nestle, would you patent... water?!

48

u/Jonne Jan 14 '22

Yeah, ask a capitalist if they would patent the sun and they'd be on the first rocket to the interplanetary patent office.

3

u/Raptor169 Jan 14 '22

Speaking from memory so correct me if I'm wrong but I remember Salk did try to patent but was rejected because polio vaccine was considered part of nature.

Still doesn't take away from your point though.

4

u/Lisa-LongBeach Jan 15 '22

I’m pretty sure those were his words, but not 100% sure. Back then unrestrained greed wasn’t as acceptable or worshipped as it is today

3

u/Raveynfyre Jan 15 '22

A different world and morals today sadly.

I really wish some things had never changed.