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I’ve been searching for a good podcast from conservatives and have recently started listening to ‘Consider This!‘  I was drawn in by coverage of market forces acting to moderate drug prices following what I personally consider the loathsome actions of Martin Shkreli. “…(who) was criticized last month after his Turing Pharmaceuticals company announced an increase in the price of Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 per capsule after buying the rights to sell the drug. Daraprim is the only approved treatment for a life-threatening parasitic infection. “(from the CT! Podcast)

Daraprim is the trade name for Pyrimethamine ,  a medication used for protozoal infections. Mark L. Baum, CEO of Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, announced it’s selling an alternate medication to Daraprim for $1 a capsule according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

With luck, Imprimis will be successful in its campaign to launch an affordable alternative thereby undercutting profit-gouging by the Hedge Fund investor-cum-pharma CEO,  Shkreli.

If any of you know of a good conservative news / opinion feed, please let me know. I’m eager to hear well-reasoned conservative takes on the news from newcasters less interested in partisan politics and more interested in valid, fact-checked arguments.



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Posted by on December 8, 2015 in Uncategorized


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The value of life

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value is what we make it

Episode 3 / Season 13 of WNYC’s Radiolab asks, “What is the value of human life?” in a story titled, Worth.

This article questions how much life is actually worth to us. On the street, they put the question to passers-by in the form of, “What would one year of healthy, productive life be worth to you?”

Answers ranged from the ridiculously small ($5 – surely life is worth more than a Venti Frappacuinno at Starbucks) to the absurdly high ($10,000,000 – perhaps it would we worth that to someone with a net worth in the billions, but probably not for the average person.

Is a year worth the salary you make in a year? Apparently non-working spouses (or young children) are worth zero.

Is it the same value for every person? Is a year of my life worth as much as that of a fortune 500 CEO’s. The President? A Nobel Prize winner? A crack dealer?

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Posted by on December 29, 2014 in Uncategorized


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