How are they ripping people off?
I'm not a socon so I'm not defending them. I'm only saying that it's hyperbole to state that this research was illegal. It wasn't.
I'm an atheist and for stem cell research but demonizing people who disagree with you is not the best way to go.
Equality of outcome is desired by many. My point made about the 1% is that too many people are saying that everything bad happens because of the EVIL 1% who control the world. If only, they say, this 1% would pay their "fair share" and government agencies ran everything then the world would be wonderful.