jdreyer wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 14:05:
Why let them make a profit at all? WHat's the purpose?
Profit is essential to a capitalist economy like ours because it's the only incentive for new players to innovate in a stagnant industry.
Profits generally aren't a problem unless barriers to entry (i.e. monopolies, patents, etc...) prevent competitors from entering the marketplace and lowering costs. Drug patents certainly qualify here.