a kinder, gentler face of capitalism?

From: Damien Broderick (d.broderick@english.unimelb.edu.au)
Date: Wed Jan 16 2002 - 17:48:40 MST

Pfizer to Offer Drug Discount to Low-Income Elderly

Pfizer said it would offer its drugs to low-income elderly
people for a flat fee of $15 a month for each prescription.



Lucky sick old Americans will thus pay only 50% more than everyone in Oz
for the same drugs. This is better, of course, than 600% more, as
currently. I'm assuming that this PR beneficence will be met with muted
approval by most extropians, although of course it implies that all
Pfizer's more well-heeled and younger customers will be paying a hidden but
regressive levy to cover their corporate generosity. What's the sentiment
of the house?

Damien Broderick

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