Instapundit has been writing about the irrational despite of Big Pharma.Coincidentally, I heard on NPR a story about AIDS activists who want Big Pharma executive tried for “crimes against humanity” for not providing AIDS drugs at low prices to Africa.
This is, as usual, stupidly counter-productive even from the point of view of the activists. What they would really establish is that the real crime for which Big Pharma would be punished was developing useful pharmaceuticals for AIDS. This is because had no such pharmaceuticals been developed or released, no crime. And obviously the simplest way for Big Pharma to avoid such
persecution prosecution in the future would be to halt all such research. That the activists seem unconcerned about that indicates how much the activists really care about people suffering from AIDS.