The globalized economy is a colossal Ponzi Scheme in which the vast majority survive on the bread crumbs falling off the table. The possibility of 7 billion people achieving a consumption-oriented lifestyle is zero, so the World Bank conveniently set the poverty line at $1.25/day to legalize global slavery. As long as someone else's children are doing the suffering, it's "all good". Post-2008, this illusion was extended merely by plundering all future generations.
Friday, June 23, 2017
The Soylent Idiocracy Has Done Questionable Things
McDonald's and Merck combined are going to kill more people than ISIS can even fathom...
Is it any surprise that these two stocks are now "leading" the recessionary market? And contrary to popular belief it's not because of automated burger dispensers.
What it all comes down to is that the healthcare system can't afford to continue to subsidize junk lifestyles:
First off, back when Obamacare was under discussion, there was constant Idiocratic anxiety over "death panels", meaning panels of doctors who would decide who lived and who died based upon ability to pay. Never mind that fucktard dystopia, because with or without Obamacare, spiraling healthcare costs and an aging society are a recipe for mass "euthanasia". In other words, death panels are already built into the insolvent system. Or put another way, few people who are over-indulging in the "good life" are going to be able to afford the downstream consequences of their own actions.
GOP efforts so far have pointed to drastic cuts in the number of insured Americans and steep costs for older and sicker people
The only real control Americans can exert over their health-care costs is to work hard at staying in good health
In a perfect world, your retirement savings would be for travel and recreation, not brute survival
Hawley, a Republican, filed suit St. Louis Circuit Court, naming Endo Pharmaceuticals, Purdue Pharmaceuticals and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Hawley said at a news conference that the suit will seek "hundreds of millions of dollars" in both damages and civil penalties.
Hawley said the three companies over several years misrepresented the addictive risks of opioids, often using fraudulent science to back their claims. As a result, thousands of Missourians dealing with chronic pain were given unnecessary opioid prescriptions.
These lawsuits are not going to make drug costs go down. In other words, doctors are the REAL drug dealers