Over and over again we come across cases like that of Martin Shkreli. It strikes the first morning coffee induced mind as deeply unjust, that someone who makes money by raising the cost for a life saving drug, something that people depend on and have to actually buy or die, does not receive punishment for this unethical behavior. Instead he is punished and arrested for fraud, to be more exact for defrauding those who invested in his »business«. Obviously he has shown that he does not share some core values that keep a society from running. By trying to profit largely from something that peoples lives depend on, he has seriously messed with those exact tempest-tossed people that adorn the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. While this has infuriated ethically adroit people around the world, it did not pose a breach of the law. Instead, it attracted investors among the less ethically literate population.
What could finally render Shkreli punishable was the claim that he defrauded his investors. Note, those investors were people who basically approved of Shkreli's business idea. We thought you might enjoy this little ethical absurdity.