Timmy elsewhereMarch 27, 2015 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere18 CommentsAt the ASI. That idiot Suzanne Moore seems to think that vaccine pricing is a free market issue. I put her right. previousThis is why we don’t want to do recyclingnextThe colonialist complains about colonialism 18 thoughts on “Timmy elsewhere” bloke in france March 27, 2015 at 10:38 am A market with only one potential customer is not exactly free either. Ironman March 27, 2015 at 11:03 am A question from a bit of a technophobe: I know a number of.people working in the NHS – Facebook friends – who need to see this. How do I go about placing the ASI article as a Facebook status update? BlokeonaMotorway March 27, 2015 at 12:07 pm Hit the Facebook Like button at the bottom of the article? Rob March 27, 2015 at 12:11 pm If you don’t give a shit about future vaccines it all works out rather well. Confiscate now, blame selfish drug companies later for lack of vaccines. It’s all about laying blame and pointing the finger. The more problems there are, the more opportunities. Dongguan John March 27, 2015 at 12:14 pm Best bit is when she tells us you can get it privately for 75 quid. Hardly a fortune to protect you child is it? The Stigler March 27, 2015 at 1:17 pm Rob, Exactly. All of this “why should drug companies” make money only works in the very short term. And why doesn’t this apply to doctors and nurses? Shouldn’t they be cutting their salaries to bread and water rations and living in a tiny house? How dare they make a profit on their labour! JuliaM March 27, 2015 at 1:17 pm @Dongguan John – but, buy, but THINK OF THE CHEEEEELDREN! After all, £75 buys a lot of Stella and fags… Dongguan John March 27, 2015 at 1:43 pm Rob, it’s the same principle as the Venezuela bog roll shortage. Tell people they can sell their product only at a loss and then wonder why there is no more product, blaming everyone but themselves. I’m amazed that some (supposedly educated) people still can’t figure this out. Squander Two March 27, 2015 at 2:04 pm Ironman, Simply copy the page’s full address from the address bar and paste it into a Facebook status update. Then add whatever blurb you want. Facebook will (usually) automatically grab the headline and image for you. BlokeonaMotorway, Clicking a ‘Like’ button doesn’t make the page into a status update. Is there a ‘Share’ button on the page (can’t tell from here)? That would do it. Dongguan John March 27, 2015 at 2:41 pm in related news it seems her mate Ed might just try to make them hand their profits back…. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/mar/27/ed-miliband-vows-labour-would-cap-profits-of-private-health-companies Rob March 27, 2015 at 2:46 pm “I’m amazed that some (supposedly educated) people still can’t figure this out.” They have obviously figured it out. A six year old child would figure this out. Their motives are far darker and deeper. Ironman March 27, 2015 at 2:47 pm Squander 2 Thanks, I’ll try it. No, there isn’t a ‘share’ button, I looked for that first. P.S. The Venezuelan bog roll analogy is spot on. Dongguan John March 27, 2015 at 2:59 pm “They have obviously figured it out. A six year old child would figure this out. Their motives are far darker and deeper.” In which case you have to wonder how someone who almost lost their child to a now preventable illness can be so fucked up. Just a few hours ago I rushed my pregnant girlfriend to hospital because we thought she was misscarrying. Thankfully all is ok. So anyway I’m a little touchy on these things right now! BlokeonaMotorway March 27, 2015 at 3:30 pm SQ2 – yeah, posted then went out to walk the dog. Realised probably not what was needed after a while. Sue Queef March 27, 2015 at 3:33 pm Dongguan John “Tell people they can sell their product only at a loss” Fortunately Ed (as we call our Leader) has a Bigger Strategic Vision than that. He will allow them to make a 5% profit, which is more than adequate. Dongguan John March 27, 2015 at 3:43 pm Sue, Ed is clearly a neoliberal troll who will shortly be deleted. thejollygreenman March 27, 2015 at 6:21 pm With Ed allowing companies to make a 5% profit he also shows us how far he is prepared to go with taxing the rich. 95% tax, here we come, back to 1950s. Hallowed Be March 27, 2015 at 7:20 pm “there is something utterly immoral about the market holding the NHS and the sick to ransom” Perhaps if she tried to nail down what exactly was immoral Susanne would see it ain’t so easy. I welled up at the story, but I think the real conclusion here is that there is something utterly amoral about the market. That and the fact that this isn’t a free market as Tim says. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.