Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Common Sense versus Corporate Nonsense

So Big Pharma is going to cash in on kids with high “bad” cholesterol. And many physicians, rather than addressing the root of the problem (poor diet, lack of exercise, screen addiction) are simply going to write expensive prescriptions.

Many more apparently are balking at the recent recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The critics fear that prescribing the drugs will undercut addressing the root problems.

And then there is the little matter of possible side effects.

The next thing you know we will “solving” the energy crisis by drilling off-shore again, even though the president has admitted that the real problem is what he calls “oil addiction.”

Follow the bouncing analogy, George. Break the addiction; don’t feed it. Demand that Detroit retool (NOW!) and produce energy efficient vehicles (tomorrow). Who knows, we might even save the planet in the process.

The only problem corporations have with do-it-ourselves solutions is that they can’t figure out how to turn a buck on them.

That’s because common sense is free. You just have to use it.

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