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Disgusting Capitalism

Naomi Klein wrote about disaster capitalism – the rapid-fire corporate re-engineering of societies still reeling from shock — in her book Shock Doctrine. If that weren’t sufficiently disgusting in its own right, here’s a little tidbit from today’s headlines that should leave you pulling your hair out, “Preemie-preventive drug spikes from $10 to $1,500.”

In an effort to establish better quality control over custom compounds by specialty pharmacies, the government awarded an exclusive contract to KV Pharmaceutical. The rationale for the new pricing: Since the cost of care for a preemie is estimated at $51,000 in the first year alone, $1,500 a pop seems reasonable and a bargain.

Stop now before you fatten the bottom line of Bosley Hair Replacement, or whatever they call themselves.