It’s no secret that big medicine is big business, but the pandemic has made the intellectual property of pharmaceutical companies one of the most valuable assets in the world. From vaccine politics to surprise billing and revenue-based medical care, privatization of healthcare around the world has enabled financial actors to exploit the global health crisis to turn a bigger profit.
This week we pick back up on Fredrik and Leilani’s discussion with Peter S. Goodman and dive into how the world's wealthiest have used the medical system during the pandemic as a cash cow, structuring our hospitals, senior homes, hospices, and pharmacies for revenue first and public health last.
Be sure to check out Goodman’s vital new book, Davos Man: How the Billionaires Devoured the World, available online and in stores now!
Produced by WG Film
Edited by Alexander Jemtrell
Music by Florencia Di Concilio
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