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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/PrehistoricDawg69420 Jan 14 '22

He's the face of what everyone else is doing.

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u/ImpossibleParfait Jan 14 '22 edited Jan 14 '22 Gold

His problem was simply that he wasn't part of the club. The big market players all do what he did.

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u/TyrannoROARus Jan 14 '22 edited Jan 14 '22

His problem was simply that he wasn't part of the club

Wrong. His problem was being an unashamed asshole. People act like hating this guy is a distraction. No he's just the pimple with the most obvious head.

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u/IttyBittyTittyMouse Jan 15 '22

Which is what he was trying to do. Instead of getting mad at pimples, we need to focus on all the greasy food and unwashed pillowcases in government that causes the zits!!!

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u/TyrannoROARus Jan 15 '22

Which is what he was trying to do.

What are you even talking about here

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u/IttyBittyTittyMouse Jan 15 '22

I think he was trolling

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u/TyrannoROARus Jan 15 '22

At a certain point, trolling becomes who you are