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Re: [IP] RE: Whose Responsibility?



THANK you, Mr. Kinsley, for that unaccustomed clarity!! We hear too little
of that these days . . .

Mike Johnson
Type 1 -- 1955
Disetronic H-tron  -- 1999

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From: "John Kinsley" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 11:34 PM
Subject: [IP] RE: Whose Responsibility?


> >From: email @ redacted
> >Subject: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V5 #134 opinions
> >
> > I agree with  those that believe that there are companies with self
> >interests and profit from our misfortune. I believe that we as voters and
> >growing in numbers should contact our congressmen and demand that a law
> >should be inacted that requires all drug companies that manufacture for
> >specific diseases,insulin,syringes alcohol,pumps and other materials be
> >forced to donate a percentage of their profits towards a cure. If
> >this would
> >be required by law then these funds would in the millions and
> >would help fund
> >all types of diseases.
>
> Free enterprise is founded on making profits.  It is what drives the
economy
> and is the ultimate source of all products, including medications.
> Historically, in countries where profits were restricted, or government
> controlled, there has been little research and even less production of
> medications and other products.  The government has no business telling
> individuals or corporations what to do with their money.  The employees of
a
> company would be justifiably upset if the government forced them to donate
> part of their wages to a specific, or any other, charity of their choice.
> It's no different for corporations.  If corporations were required to give
> their profits away then prices would rise and the consumer would end up
> subsidizing the donations.  I would rather choose where my money goes by
> myself.  Personally, I believe that I have profited from the enterprise of
> corporations rather than vice versa.
>
> John Kinsley
> Type 1 - 1956
> MiniMed 507 - 1998
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