Re: capitalist religion (was: NANO: _Forbes_ cover story)

From: Miriam English (
Date: Tue Jul 17 2001 - 06:11:10 MDT

At 08:43 AM 17/07/2001 +0200, Anders Sandberg wrote:

>Does it? If I was a pharmaceutical company I would love to sell a cure
>for a disease while everybody else was saying palliatives. What would
>doctors, insurance companies and patients want to buy? And if I could
>sell a prevention, I would be even happier - a much larger market, and
>hence even larger profit margin.

It feels like that is how it should work doesn't it?

That makes great sense to me. I am sure that with the billions of people on
the planet and new diseases guaranteed to rear their heads regularly that
would be the best thing to do.

Even more the pity they don't. :-(

I just hope you become head of a huge medical corporation Anders. The world
benefit enormously. It would do capitalism's cause a great service.

Best wishes,

         - Miriam

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A. They are both purple... except for the elephant.
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