Meaningful vs. meaningless support from businesses
Posted Sep 30, 2010 12:58 UTC (Thu) by pboddie
In reply to: Meaningful vs. meaningless support from businesses
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If you let China copy any medications researched in the West, it will be cheaper but at some point there will be no more research. That's what intellectual property rights are for, and China has software patents by the way.
I can't let this one go. What you're saying is that no-one would be bothered any more to develop medicines to prevent/treat/cure diseases that in many situations would take people's lives and in many others would noticeably diminish the quality of people's lives. I think you need to stop reducing everything to a single dimension with the label "revenue" attached.
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