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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/That_Bar_Guy Jan 15 '22

Yes and there's plenty of hard evidence that red states tend to take more from the national budget than they contribute, even as they vote against disaster relief measures for other states. I would like to see the evidence that social support structures lead to forming worse habits around work and people remaining destitute with assistance longer than they would without.

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

Look at the states that do not produce a surplus not changing anything because they’re allowed to fuck up and the successful people make up for it

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u/That_Bar_Guy Jan 15 '22

Are you arguing that states being thrown about at the whims of a huge web of politicians have the exact behavioral responses that individuals do?

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

No but it’s similar. The state of Louisiana would have to change its budget and behavior if they didn’t receive more money from the fed government than they put in. Because they are propped up, they have no reason to change their behavior