“So, Dr. Smith, what do you have to report about your progress on that new cancer drug?”

“I’m here to tell you that I have developed the cure for cancer. It was easy, really, since cancer is just one disease, after all.”

“Really? That’s incredible.”

“And I think we SHOULDN’T sell the cure.”

“What? WHY?”

“Don’t we make so much money off treating it already?”

“But every company has drugs that treat it. We’re the only ones who have a cure. We’re the only ones that could sell it.”

“But if we sell a cure we can’t treat it anymore. We shouldn’t sell it.”

“Dr. Smith, this suggestion is absurd. Do you know how expensive it is to develop drugs, Doctor? It’s an expensive, long process that mostly ends in failure and rejection. We’ve spent millions developing a cure, we’ve gone through who the hell knows how many failed experiments, and you want us to just…not sell it? We have exclusive rights to the cure, but we should forgo that so we can make money from selling treatments that EVERY company makes?!?!”


“Sounds good! Someone get Dr. Smith a raise!”