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How can we prevent people from cashing in on other people's misfortunes?

Pharmaceutical industry, insurance companies, casket stores, cemeteries, etc.

Basically, all these places cash in on other people's misfortunes.

Is any of it ethical or is it just a fact of life?

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    Apr 9 2013: You should not look at it as someone benefiting from someone else's misfortunes because that is just one way of looking at it. The reason cashing in on others peoples misfortunes is seen as such a bad thing is because it has been manipulated from the corruption of corporate profit and public control. The idea of cashing in on other people misfortunes was not always a bad thing, it was seen as a form of gratitude because the profit that you talk about now used to be a way for the people being treated for their misfortunes to say thank you. Pharmaceutical companies for example did not always treat the ill for the purpose of benefiting from other peoples misfortunes, they treated the ill for the purpose of helping the ill purely, the cash that they got was merely a thanks from the people that they treated. The question should not be how to prevent people from cashing in on other peoples misfortunes, but rather how to instill that idea of gratitude in the people making money from the help of misfortunate people

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