Did you catch 60 Minutes last night? If you did, you may have learned about a drug called Acthar that went from $40 in 2001 to over $40,000 today. It’s a perfect illustration of just how poorly regulated the US pharmaceutical industry continues to be and how there’s absolutely no good reason for the extreme prices…
Last week, we learned about a group of Texas youths who decided killing one young man’s parents was the best get-rich-quick plan. It ended badly for everyone—as does the tale of Manchester, England’s Stephen Seddon, who was more than old enough to know better.
For this tragic tale of youth, greed, and murder, we head to the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Mansfield, Texas. Specifically, we head to the town’s local IHOP, where dark schemes were plotted alongside vats of syrup and stacks of breakfast meats.
Corporations aren’t inherently evil, they’re only as greedy as the humans behind them. It’s the same thing with robots. Robots have no emotions—they’re just a pile of metal, screws and circuits—but they will be as mean, selfish, and avaricious as the people programming them.
The Intempo skyscraper in Benidorm—a disgusting vacation spot in the Spanish east coast—is a horrible symbol of Spain's real estate bubble and greed. It's also a perfect example of the country's disgraceful lack of planning: it doesn't have elevators for half of it.
There is really no end to the number of beautiful, expensive objects to buy, about which some might say you're "throwing money down the drain."
Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, the co-CEO bro team who oversaw the implosion of RIM and the complete descent into irrelevance of the BlackBerry, aren't shedding any tears right now. Why? Despite career failure, they got a luxury parting package.
Are the rich really different from the rest of us? A new research paper suggests the answer is yes, and not in a good way. A new research paper suggests that the upper class are more likely to cheat and behave unethically than lower-class individuals. Could the "one percent" really be cutting more corners?
Right now, you should be saving $25 to $50 when you buy an airplane ticket. Why? Because Congress didn't approve a bill to keep the FAA running, which means the FAA doesn't have the authority to collect taxes on airfare, which should mean no taxes for you! Too bad the airlines are pocketing the difference.
Reading news on a smartphone is a pain in the ass, unless you have a good RSS app. Here are the best.
Michael Arrington's ambitious project to create a super-simple web tablet is dead, drowned in a bathtub half-full of greed and selfishness. This isn't a happy story.
Google is having artists make custom skins for its Chrome Browser, which is pretty cool. Much less cool, however, is that one of the biggest companies in the world refuses to pay the artists.
If you ever wondered why our banks are failing, the answer, my friends, is greed. Greed that President Obama is trying to put an end to—starting with Citigroup's plans for a $50 million jet.
After Vista's release, Creative's Audigy Sound Blaster series lost a lot of their in-built functionality. Developer, good-guy and all around hero, Daniel_K stepped up to the challenge, putting together his own drivers and asking for non-obligatory donations in recognition of his effort. Daniel_K's drivers restored…
The RIAA always claims that its looking out for the livelihood of artists when it sues the hell out of alleged pirates, but in reality it's really fighting to keep record industry executives rich by defending an outdated and unsustainable business model. While before the PR team at least made an attempt to make it…