Tag: Free Market

Cybercrime a $2 trillion threat for business

If only concern was given to threats faced by the Individual citizen from both business and the business of cyber crime.We speak of  market “freedoms” with little emphasis of “safety” other than “Buyer Beware” were not about to “teach” you the traps witch are increasing daily with data farming. Crime, Punishment are after all a class apart. (ODT)

Unfortunately, with around 3.5 billion internet users globally and well over 10 billion devices in use, cyber security will remain a major headache confronting business and government globally for years to come. For example, over the past year, the size of the global cybercrime economy has grown to more than $2 trillion annually, making it the world’s 13th largest economy by revenue, according to the Into the Web of Profit (Understanding the Growth of the Cybercrime Economy) study recently released by the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom.
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Free in name only – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The “free market” has nothing to do with keeping prices down through competition as our Liberal politicians would have us believe.  It has nothing to do with Friedman’s idealistic vision of benefit for all. It is about maximising profit for businesses.  Maximise income, minimise costs, and avoid taxation. If there was limitless supply then perhaps…

Source: Free in name only – » The Australian Independent Media Network

What is Neo-liberalism and why knowing matters? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

I have said it before but it deserves repeating. Democracy is not failing us; it is we who fail democracy when we fail to actively engage with it. Democracy, as we practice it today, has lost its essential direction and has been usurped by a divisive creed full of vitriolic, jingoistic spin.  Over the past…

Source: What is Neo-liberalism and why knowing matters? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

CEO raises pill’s price from $US18 to $US750 overnight, calls journalist ‘moron’

‘He bought this patent and he’s milking it for all it’s worth. In a way, I thank him, because it’s really sort of like putting a sign on your back saying, ‘Kick me’.

Source: CEO raises pill’s price from $US18 to $US750 overnight, calls journalist ‘moron’

Martin Shkreli on his “altruistic” motives: “I’m a capitalist — I want to create a big drug company” – Salon.com

“There’re a lot of altruistic properties” to raising cost of treating toxoplasmosis from $1,350 to $63,000, he said VIDEO

Source: Martin Shkreli on his “altruistic” motives: “I’m a capitalist — I want to create a big drug company” – Salon.com