"For centuries, human civilization developed through shared innovation that
advances us forward. Through implementing the gifts of shared knowledge, humans
have collectively uplifted the abundance of life we share in. Now, privatized
commodification of knowledge and medicine threatens our collective existence.
Before, knowledge grew and evolved, never depleting in store as it spread to
other people. Today big pharmaceutical companies profit off of manufacturing
scarcity and building monopolies on restricting access to life-saving
In his new book, Owning the Sun: A People’s History of Monopoly Medicine from
Aspirin to Covid-19 Vaccines
, New Orleans-based investigative journalist
Alexander Zaitchik tells the story of Big Pharma by exploring the contentious
fight over the legal right to control the production of life-saving
pharmaceuticals. Detailing how generations of public health and science
advocates have attempted to hold the line against Big Pharma and its allies in
government, Alexander documents the rise of medical monopoly in the United
States and its subsequent globalization."
Via Bill Daul.
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Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics