The FDA protects the big drug companies, and is subsequently rewarded, and using the government’s police powers, attacks those who threaten the big drug companies. People think that the FDA is protecting them. It isn’t. What the FDA is doing, and what the public thinks it is doing, are as different as night and day. Dr. Herbert Ley, former Commissioner of the FDA
This is a world whose economy is bolstered by convincing us that skills are too much work, and that the goods we consume are the one true way to a life well lived. Our ingenuity, we're told, is just a way for us to pig out on buying the good stuff.