Originally Posted by Apple ][
Only certain groups.
I'm not one of those people who believes that everything should be free or that everything should be equally available to everybody.
People and corporations who invest considerable amounts of their own money into researching new ideas, products and medicines deserve to reap all of the rewards, as they are the ones taking all of the risks.
A good example is a bio tech stock that I own, GILD (which is at all time highs now, yippie for me). They have this one amazing new drug called Sovaldi which costs $1000 per pill, per day. It's practically a cure for hepatitis-C. They are not a charity, and if somebody can't afford it, then too bad for them. They have invested an incredible amount of money, and they are definitely entitled to recoup and to even profit on their hard work.
A society where innovators and risk takers are not rewarded would be a terribly primitive society. There's a reason that so much innovation has happened in the USA, compared to other places on the planet. It's not random luck.
it has more to do with American being a new clean slate without any prior wealth and the shackles such legacies entail, and the influx of randoms from all over the world. diversity, I believe it's called.
btw, techno-libertarians make me want to barf. self-entitled privileged white guys. every one.