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Banks Pressure Health Care Firms to Raise Prices on Critical Drugs, Medical Supplies for Coronavirus

@yogthos This seems wrong. If federal money is used, research should be freely available and patent free.

@yogthos yes, that is, I think, a fundamental issue; that which is developed in the public sector, should stay for use by the public.

I know not, however, how companies and other investors would recover costs.

@yogthos @jamesrichardson Oblique Domain…

The model is to sell integration, reliability, and support services, not the octets or even lines of code per se. While the code is a common good anyway.

@yogthos There's no reason to blame capitalism for this. The problem is the lack of regulations concerning this.

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