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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/MinniMemes Jan 14 '22

And this is relevant, becaussseeeee??

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u/Dregoran Jan 15 '22

So you don't have an answer and are just defaulting to the "if you can't figure it out it's not worth my time" option. In reality you have no idea why it's relevant but are in too deep and can't admit it now.

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u/Dregoran Jan 15 '22

It absolutely does. It's a question and questions lead to further discussion. Questions are a great way to add to a conversation and continue that conversation in a very natural way.

Asking for it's relevancy I'd argue adds more to the conversation than just throwing out populations with no explanation as to what relevance that has to the topic at hand.

If people were discussing the US and Sweden at a table you were at, and you randomly just stated their populations, that doesn't really do much does it? It actually detracts from the conversation and drives it off the rails rather than adding anything.

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u/Dregoran Jan 15 '22

And several of those people pointed out why what you added was not relevant. You just chose to believe that's not the case. Adding stupid unnecessary information isn't any better than asking redundant stupid questions.

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u/Dregoran Jan 15 '22

I get that, but that's not how it truly works. Most recent data shows Sweden with 4.3 physicians per 1k people and the US at 2.6. Both of which are well above the recommended 1:1000 by the WHO.

I get you are using a made up dramatized example but it's truly not that large of a difference between the two countries currently. Now imagine how much that number would go up for the US if they offered free medical school like Sweden as well! But some how free college is magically communism, but 12 years of public school isn't.

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