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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/Alpha_Decay_ Jan 15 '22

That's $14k per day. I would certainly spend a considerable amount of time in jail for $14k per day, but not 7 years. At that point you're just missing out on too many life experiences that you can never get back. No amount of money can buy your 30s back.

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u/TocinoPanchetaSpeck Jan 15 '22

Yes but you get to have 7 years of new experiences you would have missed out on if not in jail.

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u/nerrvouss Jan 15 '22

Youre also talking millionaire style living for those 7 years and the rest of your life. If played right. Versus whatever situation before. Id consider it vs working the rest of my life. Id be set for life in 7 years.

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u/Boneyg001 Jan 16 '22

Most people are short-sided and live in the moment. They will work for 60 years and struggle to retire and call that "living" instead of a golden opportunity of 7 years for 53 years of living life.