Everyone Happy–Now That Would Be News

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on September 25, 2015

Everyone Happy–Now That Would Be News

A statue at Old Mission Santa Barbara (California) depicts Franciscan missionary Junípero Serra.

The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.

Everyone Happy–Now That Would Be News
“Pope Canonizes 18th-Century Missionary; Not Everyone Happy”—headline, Associated Press, Sept. 23

Bottom Story of the Day
“No Hate Crime on University of Delaware Campus: Officials”—headline, WCAU-TV website (Philadelphia), Sept. 23

Math Is Hard
“The pharmaceutical company that faced an intense backlash for increasing the price of a parasite drug by more than 4,000% said it will lower the price, but have [sic] not indicated how far the price could drop,” ABC News reports:

Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli told ABC News on Tuesday that the company would no longer charge $750 a dose for the drug Daraprim, used to treat parasitic infections. Before Turing acquired the drug, it cost $18 a dose.

“We’ve agreed to lower the price on Daraprim to a point that is more affordable and is able to allow the company to make a profit, but a very small profit,” he told ABC News. “We think these changes will be welcomed.”

Mark our words: After raising the price 4,000%, this greedy capitalist will proceed to lower it by less than 100%.

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