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It boils down to a capitalist vs. communalist argument....


...with a nationalist vs. globalist subtext. Its interesting how many folks who are typically very pro-capitalism and pro-nationalism are taking the other side on this and blaming Gates. I believe capitalism is the best instrument for finding successful vaccines. And IP protections are essential to the profit motive that drives firms like Pfizer, Moderna, J&J to come up with solutions. Take that away, and maybe we wouldn't have had these vaccines as quickly as we did.

That said, one thing capitalism isn't great at is providing for those at the bottom end economically. That's where govt actions are necessary to compel some redistribution - in this case getting vaccines to poorer nations and people. There's certainly plenty of room for valid criticism here. But putting it all on Bill Gates for taking the capitalist perspective is lazy and doesn't ring true in my view. I'm quite sure that absent Bill Gates, the power of capitalism would've wound up in the same place on this.

(In response to this post by CObserver)

Posted: 05/04/2021 at 11:38AM



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