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many Americans find unconscionable, but what many people don’t know is that it’s not unprecedented.
Just days after Shkreli’s company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, jacked up the price on Daraprim, another company – Rodelis Therapeutics – did the same thing with cycloserine, which treats tuberculosis. Rodelis hiked the $500-per-30-pill price tag on cycloserine to $10,800 for the same quantity. Despite the fact that other companies do the same thing (although it’s a relatively new strategy), it’s now been noted that Shkreli has the distinction of having “The World’s Most Punchable Face.”
Psychologists and scientists have a number of theories as to why Shkreli’s face is so punchable, but most agree on two things: his bone structure and his attitude both contribute to the way people feel about his mug.
Professionals suggest that Shkreli has a “baby face,” but that alone doesn’t make him punchable. (Could you imagine how catastrophic that would be from an evolutionary standpoint?) His baby face, combined with the perception that he’s an ultra-rich playboy getting rich off other people’s suffering.
Researchers believe that if Shkreli had a more masculine face, people wouldn’t want to punch him so badly.
It probably wouldn’t hurt if he hadn’t increased the price of an affordable, effective drug in the name of making a profit, either.
What Do You Think?
I don’t need to know whether you’d punch him, but I’d love to hear your thoughts on whether his personality, what he’s done, and his physical characteristics combined to make him so punchable. Share your thoughts on my Facebook page or on Twitter to join the conversation!
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