The video in this tweet is well worth watching. Mary Robinson is speaking truth to power - and saying that, in effect, the power to impose patent royalties on the poorest is a regressive tax - that hits their incomes, their wellbeing and their health.
This form of private taxation is becoming more pernicious by the day. It should be at the heart of tax justice debate:
There is still humanity in the world....Mary Robinson speaking truth to the power of drug companies https://t.co/0H3MD3YDLX
— Richard Murphy (@RichardJMurphy) May 1, 2021