Skidelsky writes of the Rothschilds in the 19th century that “profts came before peace” despite their resistance to financing wars. And now profits come before health when the pharmaceutical companies will not create and manufacture a vaccine or cure for COVID19 because their business is making a profit and nothing else. Bernie Sanders and others attack these enterprises for being enterprising, like the Rothschilds’ bank financing wars for lucrative returns. THAT IS THEIR BUSINESS. Their business is not protecting the people of the nation, THAT IS GOVERNMENT’S BUSINESS. That is why Grover Norquist and others who wish to destroy government need to be exiled. They do not belong in a country with a government.
And retailers trying to charge a hundred dollars for a soap dispenser?
Am I wrong but in a national emergency, doesn’t the government usually freeze prices and other financial elements of society in order to stabilize things? Wouldn’t it make sense to freeze prices on medicine, care facilities, medical equipment, medical services, etc. IOW, control of essential goods and services by the central gov’t. That’s socialism. Anyone for Libertarianism right now? It’s amazing how the plague sobers the mind.