Part 2: To understand just how the fossil fuel industry has been laundering climate disinformation, there are few better places to start than with the Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Corrosion of the public spirit of scientists and the distortion of scientific inquiry is one of the many costs of pervasive commercialization. And what's truly depressing is that the Obama FDA is only marginally better on this front than George W. Bush's.
To pharmaceutical companies, physicians practicing clinical medicine are sales-facilitators essentially bought the way actors are bought to wear white coats in front of television cameras while pretending to be physicians.
The government is giving the drug companies incentives to promotes their drugs even when they aren't the best medicine for patients. This goes directly against efforts to contain costs by promoting good medicine.