I don't believe in communism. I don't even really believe in socialism. But, as time goes, I believe less and less in capitalism.
Frankly, there's a lot of companies that only want more and more profit. We've seen dishonest practices for decades for many businesses. Recently, we've seen that with Valeant (well, it was maybe more immoral than dishonest), with Wells Fargo, with Volkswagen, and many, many others.
The most disgusting industry is probably the one I liked the more, not so long ago: the pharma industry.
Let's take a look at my current experience:
With my Crohn's disease, I began a treatment with a cheap drug. However, it made me feel ill, like a pregnant woman. It wasn't unbearable, but it was nonetheless not very comfortable.
Today, I met my doctor who said to me that we should change the treatment, because that drug didn't work with one patient out of two and it could be harmful in the long term (I said to myself that he could have told me that before, like when he gave me the fucking prescription, but well, it was just 4 months ago).
So, he prescribed me another drug that I'll have to take, like insulin shots (I'll have to prick myself). That new drug would be less harmful with less secondary effects. However, the annual cost of that treatment is about 30 000$.
Yes, 30 000$ for a disease in it's early stage. We're not talking about cancer or AIDS here. We're talking about a relatively common disease which is serious, but not fatal.
My insurance will pay almost all of it. But, come on. Even if my private insurance will finally become profitable for me, it's crazy to pay that price. Who the fuck could pay that price without an insurance or with a condition that doesn't make them coverable by an insurance? That's fucking crazy.
I don't have any financial problems, but without an insurance I'd be out of my fucking mind, thinking about how to pay that sum. Imagine if you have a disease so rare that there's a monopoly with the drug that's used to cure it (it's not the case with Crohn's disease, yet prices are astronomical).
That's capitalism my friends. And as long as you're not sick, you don't give a fuck about it. But, sooner or later, you'll get sick, or someone very close to you will get sick. And that day, you'll see those fucking pharma are not full of cash for nothing.