Big Pharma is Evil - What to do with your feelings?
But what really interests me is what we do with our feelings about this evil: because it is entirely predictable, market driven venality, which can be found in every market sector, but we find it uniquely distressing when we are sick and needing healthcare. Somewhere, deep down, it’s as upsetting as thinking our parents were paid hard cash on a per diem sliding scale with performance bonuses to love and look after us.
This moral discomfort and resentment leaks out in delusional anti-MMR beliefs, or bizarre acts of faith in the vitamin pill industry, as acts of misguided and wasteful political rebellion. Why? Because everybody is a socialist when it comes to healthcare, but nobody knows what to do with those feelings any more.