Billionaire v Big Pharma

Mark Cuban has started a pilot program to manufacture generic drugs. This will create jobs in Dallas, and, the generic drugs made there will be more affordable. It’s not a non-profit and tax breaks probably abound, however, if it helps with healthcare costs, I hope it’s a success.

The covid vaccines have given good PR to Big Pharma, but they are getting a big payout.

Pharmaceutical companies are not charitable organizations and nobody expects them to be, but they don’t normally operate in a way that equally benefits everyone.

There is certainly no reason that all generics shouldn’t be affordable. Considering there was a problem getting some meds in the early months of the pandemic, manufacturing some of them here makes sense, too.

This manufacturing facility is not a big, attention-getting endeavor like SpaceX, but it’s something that will directly and quickly impact more people. This is the type of action we need now.

By The People, For The People, Forget The Government

Depending on politicians to help their constituents, no matter how critical the issue, seems futile.

As Texans found last month, we’re all on our own unless we have and are good neighbors.

Eight (wealthy) Senators who claim to be Democrats voted against an increase in the minimum wage.

The last round of payroll protection went to a lot of big companies who didn’t need it. Now, the employee threshold is so low that many more businesses are likely to fail.

What we need are grassroots programs, or really creative neighbors, to help us to the other side of this multifaceted debacle.

Reasons To Be Cheerful has become one of my favorite sources for stories about ideas that can be replicated to fix the problems.

Our elected officials are too busy protecting their power/flow of donor money to care about finding solutions to help their fellow human beings.