Some of the worst terrorists in the world might not be as reviled in America as the man who made a perp walk today.
If smug were a felony, Martin Shkreli would’ve made the stroll months ago, after he bought the rights to Daraprim, which treated toxoplasmosis, a deadly illness for unborn babies and patients with compromised immune systems including those with HIV or cancer. Then he raised the raised the $14 price to $750 per pill. There was money to be made and he aimed to make it. He showed not an ounce of shame or remorse for doing so at the expense of the vulnerable.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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