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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/GrafZeppelin127 Jan 15 '22

No one is seriously suggesting California has no problems. It’s massive, it’s bound to have problems if for no other reason than sheer weight of numbers.

I’ve lived in California all my life. Do we have problems? Absolutely. NIMBYs, high housing demand driving up prices, the homelessness that those high prices engender, etcetera. But I’d take those problems any day over the problems one would face in many other states.

If we had ranked choice voting here like Maine and Alaska, then we’d really be on the cutting edge as far as the individual states go. As it stands, though, California is definitely ahead of the curve in a huge variety of ways.

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u/nocturnal111 Jan 15 '22

It's really not I'd rather live in New York or Colorado in California California was probably one of my least favorite states to live in. Being that you lived in one state your entire life you sound a little biased on this. I've traveled across the country and have lived in multiple places California specifically Santa Monica was probably the worst issues I was dealing with on a day-to-day basis. Between heroin needles on my front yard that I was paying $3,000 a month for crime my house getting broken into. Traffic horrific public transportation then after they open the fucking Metro everybody was there all the time it got way too crowded. Id take nyc any day over LA both have high housing issues but the standard and quality of living is way better in New York.

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u/GrafZeppelin127 Jan 15 '22

That’s your subjective experience. Perhaps your part of Santa Monica was just bad? There are certainly parts of New York and Colorado that aren’t pleasant either. You may have lived in more states, but your perspective is just as limited and subjective as mine, compared to the weight of objective data.

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u/nocturnal111 Jan 15 '22

No I lived in multiple places in California too, I can also talk about watching homeless people shit in the street in San Francisco (never had that happen in New York or Denver) living by the plam springs area, but that was actually really shitty area so I'm not going to hold that against California. No living on the beach in Santa Monica is not shitty it was a very nice part of Santa Monica right by the Victorian. It got worse and worse as the years went on my friends tell me now it's a complete and total shit hole filled with garbage cuz they don't even clean it up during Corona and the beach is now disgusting.