Rantings and tirades of a frustrated economist.
I don't think I'll ever come up with such a scam as psychology or "psychologists."
The sad thing is humans have to ask themselves what's worse: letting people freely use drugs knowing that a certain amount of people are going to destroy their lives and the lives of others with them, or try to have laws about what substances people are going to put in their bodies knowing that would-be dictatorial sociopaths will destroy people's lives by abusing their positions in politics to use the law to trample all over people's rights?Unfortunately, government often makes a convincing case that government is the worst of the evils by far.
To be fair, I have two colleagues who have maintained 30+ year white collar careers while "chipping" the whole time. They have been using heroin their entire adult lives. I understand there is an underground community of "users" who do not consider themselves addicted, but insist that the drug adds to their lives and productivity. I have no opinion on this practice. I think that it is folly for the government to prohibit their pursuit of happiness, just because some have addictive personalities.
I'd concluded that career academics were compromised psychologies, especially the ones you'd find on an Ivy League college campus like Columbia University. The fact that "International 'students'" are increasingly being discovered to be foreign military or intelligence assets, leaves me validated in that opinion. That any academic the media is interested in parading in front of us should be particularly suspect now more than ever.Prof. Hart claims he first consumed heroine in 2013 with a friend, which would be around the time his book "High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society" was published. I've read of men having extraordinary difficulty getting books considered for publication prior to print-on-demand services. I wouldn't be surprised that his "friend" was an editor or publishing agent and that he had to snort smack on video, so the publishers masters would have sufficient leverage with which to publicly discredit him.This isn't the first time he's gotten media attention. I doubt this will be the last, but I'm already feeling valid in my suspicion of him.
Great post. It is an industry driven by the profit motive, like all others, and adds to that a sick eugenics-related grandiosity in its practitioners. Added to all this is the fact that almost of its practitioners are ardent Lefties.The Psych. Industry creates "mental illnesses/issues," like Oppositional-Defiance Disorder and Toxic Masculinity out of thin air. In the past, it has even attempted to associate "racism" with mental illness.
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