You truly realize how much our society is built on capitalism when you see stories about medicine cost going up exponentially making them only available to the wealthy.
Medication has been invented that completely cures certain illness, but you can’t get access to them because making these medications are business wise for pharmaceutical companies. Every person who gets cured is a customer lost.
Medication necessary for survival shouldn’t be a profitable business.
When a person has to choose between feeding their children or themselves, paying a mortgage or paying for their medication, you’ve got a problem.
“Human progress isn’t measured by industry. It’s measured by the value you place on a life, an unimportant one, a life without privilege. […] That’s what defines a species.” – Doctor Who
- Pharma company profits from opioid epidemic by increasing price of life-saving antidote to $4,500, a 600% increase.