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The simple answer is because they can. In America companies set whatever official price they like. From the archive

Why are drug prices in America so high?

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yesterday at 00:27. Facebook
Finland is the most socially progressive country, according to a 2016 index. The US ranked 19th

Which country is the most socially progressive?

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The Economist
03/26/2017 at 23:55. Facebook
The requirement for a wall is at least 5.5 meters high, with anti-climb and anti-tunnelling features, and which—on the American side, at least—is “aesthetically pleasing”

Contractors rush for jobs on Trump's border wall project

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The Economist
03/26/2017 at 23:24. Facebook
An analysis of 74 types of dinosaurs and relatives is shaking up a 130-year-old classification

The way dinosaurs are classified may be about to undergo a radical rethink

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The Economist
03/26/2017 at 22:53. Facebook
The value of military equipment used by American police departments has risen from $1 million in 1990 to nearly $450 million in 2013, according to the American Civil Liberties Union

How did America's police forces become so heavily armed?

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The Economist
03/26/2017 at 22:33. Facebook
The fishermen in Brazil who team up with dolphins to land their catch
The Economist
03/26/2017 at 22:18. Facebook
Mustafa Akyol suggests that despite all the theological contrasts, Jesus of Nazareth is a figure through whom historically-aware Christians, Muslims and Jews could come to closer mutual understanding

A building and a book highlight an odd symbiosis between monotheistic faiths

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The Economist
03/26/2017 at 21:44. Facebook
Democracy was the most successful political idea of the 20th century. Why has it run into trouble, and what can be done to revive it?

What’s gone wrong with democracy?

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The Economist
03/26/2017 at 21:30. Facebook
Would you pay $75 to spend three painful minutes in a cryogenic chamber cooled to -110°C?
The Economist
03/26/2017 at 21:09. Facebook
Russia's ability to roam the region stems largely from the waning of American influence

Russia uses bombs and diplomacy to assert control in the Middle East

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The Economist
03/26/2017 at 20:46. Facebook
As it marks its 60th birthday, the European Union is in poor shape. It needs more flexibility to rejuvenate itself

The future of the European Union

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The Economist
03/26/2017 at 20:30. Facebook
Colombia’s estimated cocaine output has risen by 37% since 2015
The Economist
03/26/2017 at 20:25. Facebook
Prostitution, even if made illegal, will not be eliminated: old estimates put the value of the trade in America at $14 billion annually. From the archive

Why decriminalising sex work is a good idea

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The Economist
03/26/2017 at 19:53. Facebook
Theocratic models of government may provide a channel for anti-scientific views to influence public policy. From the archive

Do more religious countries tend to be less innovative?

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The Economist
03/26/2017 at 19:50. Facebook
Poet and journalist Walt Whitman died on March 26th 1892. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that Whitman's volume “Leaves of Grass” was “the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom”
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03/26/2017 at 19:37. Facebook
From segregated seating to Muhammed T-shirts: why religion is a hot topic at British universities

At British universities, faith and gender are hotly contested

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The Economist
03/26/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
At home and abroad, one clear result of Donald Trump's proposed budget would be to push green programmes into the red

America's proposed budget is quite lean—but not so green

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The Economist
03/26/2017 at 18:38. Facebook
A sporadically violent class war that has pitted urbanites, royals and soldiers against the sometimes bumbling governments that rural voters elect when they have a chance

Thailand must defuse the quarrel that lies at the heart of its political strife

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The Economist
03/26/2017 at 18:36. Facebook
Although Mr Macron's support is less solid than Marine Le Pen's, the election appears to be his to lose

One month out, Emmanuel Macron's chances look better than ever

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The Economist
03/26/2017 at 18:33. Facebook