"... just boring but reliable ticks upward; no interviews, no tweeting, and absolutely no hip-hop feuds. A truly greedy executive would stay more or less anonymous. (How many other pharmaceutical C.E.O.s can you name?) But Shkreli seems intent on proving a point about money and medicine, and you don’t have to agree with his assessment in order to appreciate the service he has done us all. By showing what is legal, he has helped us to think about what we might want to change, and what we might need to learn to live with. Most of our Presidential candidates claim to disdain Washington politicians, but, on Thursday, Shkreli put that disdain into practice—and helped illustrate, to anyone paying attention, why it is so richly deserved. He is candid even when candor doesn’t pay... He rolls his eyes at members of Congress, he carries on thoughtful conversations with random Internet commenters.... He is the American Dream, a rude reminder of the spirit that makes this country great...."
From "Everyone Hates Martin Shkreli. Everyone Is Missing the Point," by Kelefa Sanneh in The New Yorker.