10 December 2012

East German MiE as Rorschach Test

Marginal Revolution | Tyler Cowen | East German markets in everything
Communist East Germany not only put its political prisoners to work making Ikea furniture, it also sold the bodies of its sick citizens to Western pharmaceutical firms for testing their new products, a new television documentary has revealed.
Here is more, hat tip to Kit in Germany.
One of two thoughts has to occur to you first:
  1. OMG the communist state is so evil for doing that! or
  2. OMG corporations are so evil for doing that!
I'm willing to bet that your first reaction is highly correlated with how you feel about a vast majority of political issues.

Poly Sci grad students, care to test that out?

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