Re: a kinder, gentler face of capitalism?

From: Randall Randall (
Date: Thu Jan 17 2002 - 23:35:06 MST

On Friday 18 January 2002 00:05, Damien Broderick wrote:

> The lucky sick old Americans will have their rebate paid for by everyone
> else who buys Pfizer products, but in this case the poorer purchasers are
> making a far larger proportional contribution to the rebate.

In a free market, people who would otherwise be making this "contribution"
could easily pay for a different provider's product. Unfortunately, the
current situation is monopoly (at least, in the US).

Randall Randall <>
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