Even if you are allowed to buy from overseas, you are not, strictly speaking, operating in a free market. You are relying on 'anti free-market' government measures and protections in the target jurisdiction. Carry idea of free market to it's ultimate logical conclusion, medicine from overseas will still be expensive if certain people had their way and this loophole would definitely be closed to you. Using Australia as an example, it is actually illegal to export government priced/subsidised medicines from Australia. It is supposed to be for Australian citizens only. Citizens leaving australia need to demonstrate any medicine they are carrying is for their own personal use.
All this reveals one of the many faults and limitations of libertarian-ism / small government ideology. It assumes that in all transactions all parties have equal agency. Which is never ever the case when your life and health are part of that transaction. Sometimes people need to organise help protect themselves from the ruthless practices of greedy arseholes. At least as far as medicine is concerned, the rest of the developed world gets it...
Paraphrasing: Why do so many people in a science / engineering / IT tech focused community question / challenge / reject something I personally ernestly believe in?
Mind. Blown. You trolling but just forgot to logout?
I never intended to provide a fix for the problem. Although, generally speaking, the first step to fixing a problem is to correctly diagnose/attribute causes.
Rushing off and blaming every adverse environmental outcome on climate change is in itself a religious belief system.
All sorts of stressors on environment such as polluation from agricultural/catchment runoff. Land surface temp increase of around 0.7c over last 60 years or so + recent El Nino, may or many not be a contributor but no shortage of people falling over each other to lay blame principally at the feet of AGW
Step 1: try to acquire content via one of my PAYG preferred streaming services legally
Step 2 : torrent (or wait for physical distribution and borrow the discs off someone else)
I don't mind paying for content and 90% of content I do consume is paid for. I don't even mind too much if rights holders try and charge me significantly more than what they charge other regions as long as it is accessible and the price points are reasonable. What fkn shits me is having to deal with and enrich elusive rights digital arbitragers although they provide little value add in the supply chain. Also tracking down an old film that is 20+ years old, finding it is digitally accessible elsewhere but not where I live. I feel no ethical qualms about opening torrent under those circumstances.
Music is rarely geolocked. Why is film/TV treated differently?
As much as I hate rewarding lazinness. Plenty of papers out there that argue TCR is well south of 2deg per doubling of CO2: a position that surely will get you labelled as a filthy denier. What value TCR/ECR actually is is the ultimate 64 trillion dollar question that heavily influences what is a sensible policy response to CO2 caused global warming (mitigate, adapt or do SFA)?. Be careful handling subversive materials not sanctioned by your tribal elders...
Nice strawman. Can always count on climate to bring a spectacular and interminable parade of logical fallacies
BS science is BS.
Save the whales. Collect the whole set.