The Wu-Tang Clan ain't nothing for big pharma to f*@# with. / Paul Sableman
The Baffler,  December 10, 2015

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The Wu-Tang Clan ain't nothing for big pharma to f*@# with. / Paul Sableman
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• In spite of our cultural obsession with happiness, a new study shows that being happy doesn’t, in fact, make you live any longer.

• Ol’ Dirty Pharma: Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical exec who recently made headlines for raising the price of the AIDS drug Daraprim to an astounding $750 per pill (a 5,000 percent increase), is back in the news for spending some of the spoils of his trade on a $2 million, single pressing of a never-before-heard Wu-Tang Clan album in a private auction. Shkreli doesn’t describe himself as a fan of the group, but according to Bloomberg Business Week, he “was taken by the Wu-Tang song C.R.E.A.M., which stands for ‘Cash Rules Everything Around Me.’” Perhaps most telling, Shkreli hasn’t listened to the album yet, but now, neither can anyone else.

• Don’t know what to get your favorite tech entrepreneur this holiday season? Don’t worry, Business Insider has you covered with “fourteen perfect presents to buy the millennial entrepreneur.”

• San Francisco’s MUNI Transportation Authority has announced that Google buses, which have met with so much controversy and protest from those anti-gentrification activists still hanging on by their knuckles in the Bay Area, will now become a permanent fixture in the city.

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