These are the people we’re trusting with our health?

These are the people we’re trusting with our health?

Somehow, it seems totally wrong that the companies we trust with our health are driven by their need to show profits. All but one of the major pharmaceutical companies are owned by shareholders who want to receive dividends. The companies’ reputations rise and fall by their profitability. Right away, without any further examination, this skews…

Another Tax Coming Our Way? Introducing the Vehicle Mileage Tax

Another Tax Coming Our Way? Introducing the Vehicle Mileage Tax

Although the concept has been around for a couple of decades, I suspect that not many people are familiar with a Vehicle Mileage Tax or VMT. After reading an article on this topic in The Epoch Times, I decided to look into it a little more. Here’s the article I read: Senate Infrastructure Bill Gives…

Commercialization: Good or Bad? It depends.

Commercialization: Good or Bad? It depends.

Is commercialization a good thing or bad thing? How does commercialization affect our lives? I believe it depends on how intimately a commercialized activity impacts our health and happiness. I was just checking out the definition of commercialization because I’m writing about the effects of commercialization of the marijuana industry on Colorado. If you look at…

Purdue Pharma, Their Bankruptcy and the Utter Criminality Behind it

I have twice been asked today if the news about Purdue Pharma requesting bankruptcy protection is a good thing. As in, does this mean they are suffering the impact of intense scrutiny and lawsuits. It’s a legitimate question. The problem is that my experience studying and following the activities of this company indicate that this…

Letting Purdue Pharma Owner Profit from Treating Opioid Epidemic Would be Criminal

The news broke just a couple of days ago that Richard Sackler of the family that owns Purdue Pharma recently received a patent for a new drug to treat those addicted to opioids. At one time, news like this would not even have raised an eyebrow. But now, it raises plenty of eyebrows. Now, millions…