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From your local swindlers to the American grifter-in-chief:


New UK taskforce to crack down on coronavirus profiteers

Trump Tried to Deny Coronavirus Vaccine to Foreign Countries

US Senators' stock sales under fire after coronavirus tanked markets
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Now on to the holy and pious:

Trump’s Spiritual Adviser Paula White Is Using the Coronavirus Crisis to Bankroll Her Church

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Whilst one doesnt generally approve of stringing people up from the nearest lamp post, in this case, i'd be willing to turn a blind eye.
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@ Paula White

God tells me you should flush your Wealth Christianity down the pan where it belongs.

God or Mammon? We know which you chose. That fourth circle is getting very crowded.
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Saying he is trying to deny it to foreign countries a vaccine is an unfair way to look at it, hes the president of the US its his job to secure his country first. On top of that seeing as these types of vaccines often finish development after the outbreak is over and most people that would have got the disease have been infected and then gained immunity, these vaccines are often a terrible investment which he likely knows.
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Saying he is trying to deny it to foreign countries a vaccine is an unfair way to look at it,
How? He expressly wanted it for the US and the US only...
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I'm not exactly a Libertarian zealot, but ultimately if someone's going to supply something that I want at an elevated price, then it's better than it not being available to me at all.

I think it's very difficult to separate the market, as it should function, with costs determined by cost to producer and scarcity, from "profiteering". You can get to the levels of ridiculous thought-exercises where someone demands £10,000 for a drink of water to a dying man in the desert, but that is an extreme. It's quite normal that things that are scarce are expensive, often beyond any other objective measure of their value.

Toilet roll and hand sanitiser aren't exactly irreplaceable items either. Go back a couple of generations and they didn't really have either, regularly.
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The joys of capitalism, glorious capitalism.
Groceries, hand-wash, toilet paper and religion.

Classic profit orientated capitalism and supply&demand forces at work.
The amount of cash donation appeals I've had this week by video and email newsletter; on behalf of 4 different religions and 7 churches that I don't attend. :laugh:
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Also don't forget branson and green both greedy scumbags.
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There's been the most disgusting hypocrisy amongst senior politicians, business owners and media plutocrats in the US and elsewhere. Take Fox News, which until a couple of days ago was broadcasting propaganda 24/7 that the whole Coronavirus story is a wildly overblown Democrat Party conspiracy, etc, etc - whilst to their own staff in private warning them in detail of the consequences of the virus and advising them to work from home if possible, evacuate loved ones, get tested urgently, etc, etc. This kind of conduct has also been seen with Republican Senators and with Trump himself - whilst Trump was busy telling the country there would be no problem, he was busy distancing himself from work colleagues, insisting they all scrub thoroughly and disinfecting his offices. Then we have Boris and Dominic in No 10 telling everyone there is no need to hoard, whilst bringing in pallet loads of toilet rolls and fish fingers.
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I am all for price increase in order to stop panic buying but increasing prices just to make yourself some more bucks? I know we live in a capitalist country but that is just wrong
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I am all for price increase in order to stop panic buying but increasing prices just to make yourself some more bucks? I know we live in a capitalist country but that is just wrong
Wouldnt that less stop panic buying than simply stop the poor from getting the basics for life?
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How? He expressly wanted it for the US and the US only...
turns out its fake news the original author made up the "only for the US" part and stealth edited the original story and the company that was involved denys that this ever happened.

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/...id-19-vaccine/
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(Original post by Ragman75)
turns out its fake news the original author made up the "only for the US" part and stealth edited the original story and the company that was involved denys that this ever happened.

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/...id-19-vaccine/
I don't suppose you have a more err reputable source than Breitbart do you? It's not exactly known as the most honest conveyor of information.
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I'm not exactly a Libertarian zealot, but ultimately if someone's going to supply something that I want at an elevated price, then it's better than it not being available to me at all.

I think it's very difficult to separate the market, as it should function, with costs determined by cost to producer and scarcity, from "profiteering". You can get to the levels of ridiculous thought-exercises where someone demands £10,000 for a drink of water to a dying man in the desert, but that is an extreme. It's quite normal that things that are scarce are expensive, often beyond any other objective measure of their value.

Toilet roll and hand sanitiser aren't exactly irreplaceable items either. Go back a couple of generations and they didn't really have either, regularly.
And here I thought there are no libertarians in a pandemic!
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Disgusting. The exploitation of the mega churches is widely being ignored. A $91 seed? Really?
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The biggest profiteers are retailers banking off panic buying but refusing with all the money they're making to recycle it back into budget to order more essential supplies that are running out...due to panic buying...that they profit from....
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Imagine seeing this crisis as an opportunity for profit...

The state of some people.
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Good old Amazon!

Amazon, one of the richest corporations in the world, which paid almost no taxes last year, is offering unpaid time off for workers who are sick and just two weeks paid leave for workers who test positive for the virus. Meanwhile, it demands its employees put in mandatory overtime.
https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...navirus-crisis

Do your bit - don't buy from Amazon.
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