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Response to lame54 (Reply #30)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 12:05 AM

33. By that logic, employee payroll is a HUGE profit center.

Again, "expensive" means that it requires a lot of effort to make. Not that it's necessarily profitable. Thousands upon thousands of man-hours to make and tune the extremely expensive machines, hundreds of man-hours spent handling testing and results, paying nurses to handle patient care, and a hundred other things cancer treatment requires. None of that means that it's "profitable" to some big nebulous evil corporation that makes money off cancer. Cancer is treated using precision machines and incredibly cheap, non-patented drugs. It's expensive because it's hard to do. To reduce "lots of money" to "very profitable" fails basic economics.

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