Goldman Sachs analysts ask "Is curing patients a sustainable business model?"
The fact that this is a question organizations can ask with a 'straight face' is what convinces me many public interests must be taken out of the hands of businesses.
"Looks like nothing matters anymore, kids. Go ahead and eat the fucking Tide pods. Why not."
we need #carepunk more than ever at this point
being good to people needs to become seen for what it is: rebellion against a system built to reward assholes as much as possible
I wrote a new blog post: Twitter is not a public utility https://medium.com/@Gargron/twitter-is-not-a-public-utility-2bc49567152b
Today my credit card institution increased my APR by almost 4% for the reason "your APRs are below the lowest APRs we currently offer on similar accounts."
Translated, they weren't ripping me off enough.
I hope they don't wonder why people despise the financial industry!
“Sessions Says to Courts: Go Ahead, Jail People Because They’re Poor”
When will you stop voting for people who view being poor as a punishable crime? This is the picture of moral bankruptcy. Dig in your heart, dig in your religious text, there is no reasonable defense.
"The home is entering its fifth year of development. When finished this spring, it will be one of the largest private homes in America — 100,000 square feet — and, at an asking price of $500 million, will bill itself as the most expensive as well."
Are we still not convinced that something is seriously wrong when there are 20-bedroom-homes a few miles from encampments of people without homes?
"The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction (i.e. the reality of experience) and the distinction between true and false (i.e. the standards of thought) no longer exist"
The FCC just killed net neutrality https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/14/16776154/fcc-net-neutrality-vote-results-rules-repealed
Listen to this NPR story. People who get cancer young will never be profitable for insurers to cover.
Unless you solve the problem of health care requiring profit, people will continue to die or be burdened with lifetime debt because they aren't rich.