A close race these days in the Douchebaggery Sweepstakes. We have Marco Rubio blasting Obama's mosque visit as “pitting people against each other," Rick Snyder offering a 30% discount to Flint residents on poison water, and Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli smirking and sniggering through Congressional non-testimony on his industry's unconscionable greed. Tough call. After watching video of him, we think Shkreli takes it by a greasy hair.
Shkreli is a sly self-promoter. As the old PR canard goes, "it doesn't matter what they are saying about you as long as they are saying".
Who else could outdo Cam Newton,(talented but arrogant clown-quarterback for the Carolina pro football team), Donald Trump (who is becoming so 10 minutes ago, really!) and all the Kardashians (Kim, Kourtney, and Klohe!) in the sweepstakes for vapid superficiality?!!
I would rather DIE than take one of his tablets.
I get it: Shkreli is not human. How could he be?
Shkreli is not an arsehole. Arseholes are very useful pieces of anatomy. Even shit has its use as fertiliser.
Making his parents, especially his mother, so proud...
This guy is scary. Are there stages to psychopathy? He would be a stage X terminal case if there were.
But hey, this poster child for the rich is doing invaluable propaganda service for us - along with Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein describing Bernie Sanders’ candidacy as a "dangerous moment".
Bring them on...
Be afraid, Rich Man. Be very afraid!!!
I do not endorse violence, but this twerp needs a good smack, maybe a couple to make his ears ring and bring tears to his eyes, see how smug he is then.
To bad there isn't a cure for being an asshole. He could sell it to folks like himself and make a killing.
Wasn't this guy recently hauled off to jail? What's he doing in a room full of his peers?
He's on bail. He's rich. He'll probably never see another cell.
The world is full of cures for being an asshole. Every moment someone's cured.
Martin Shkreli is just the tip of the iceberg, a diversion from the true criminality. US drug prices are the highest of the industrialized democracies. Why do we pay the most for medications? Because the drug companies pay off our legislators to perpetuate a system of theft and greed. Medicare is FORBIDDEN to bargain for lower drug prices and from buying drugs in bulk.
It's a rigged system to guarantee massive profits for the drug companies which benefit from the research of our universities and the NIH.
There is the mild stage of psychopathy, called "narcissism", which continues all the the way up to full blown psychopath. Best read on the subject was recommended by K Vonnegut - Hervey Cleckley's "The Mask of Sanity".