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@yogthos although I do recognize the value of market-driven competition in a lot of places, I'll be first to agree that anything health-related should never be driven by profit. Because this ^.
There was a recent research (funded by WSJ, surprisingly) basically confirming that the most profitable strategy for "healthcare" businesses is to keep people sick. Which is totally obvious, if you think of it. And since there's no law against it, it's exactly what they're doing.
@yogthos yep. That's a good rule of thumb.
imagine if someone proposed libraries today; there would be a heart attack across the entire gorram government. fucking moderates and fascists the lot of them. somehow they and everyone else seem to have forgotten about libraries though. which is good, i guess. keeps them safe. but not used as much as they could be.
@yogthos @bamfic @grainloom @isagalaev because of the current loan economy its easier than ever to win at the game though, there is so much new money in circulation that the ultra rich haven't had time to vacuum yet, so there are thousands of predatory brand new millionaires. of course, with consumer trends, these millions will be going into the bezos bank sooner or later. but until then, play! play and win! because if we don't play in this trap, we risk setting our grandkids up as serfs.
@isagalaev @yogthos we already have microinfluencers, where they just put things in frame and stuff. I'm not sure they even have to disclose they are advertising. they just do their regular vlog, and oops, there is Zara bag or something throughout the video.
at least ads on TV are clearly labeled as ads.
@yogthos but yeah i agree. market based health care is pure insanity. a straight up human rights violation. it’s literally putting a price on life. which is fucked up and fucking internationally illegal. thankfully i live in a country without such insanely broken and corrupt values. fuck that noise. for real.
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