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On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 6:19 AM, Adriaan Renting <renting at astron.nl> wrote:
>
> That sounds more like a conspiracy theory than a real analysis of the
> problem.

Follow the money.

>
>
> Looking at it from here in Europe, most of the analysis I've been able to
> read and watch about it, points to a different cause:
>
>
> A lack of security: People flee to drugs (alcohol, tobacco, coffee and other
> (illegal) drugs) to escape stessful environments.
>
>
> - A lack of job security
>
> - A lack of proper healthcare
>
> - Broken and single parent families
>
> - Poor and/or expensive education
>
> - Mental illness
>
>
> What I learned from visiting the USA many times is:
>
> - Americans value the individual, not the collective. They have been trained
> to distrust anything collective, even if it is the only way to solve an
> issue.
>
> - Money has too much influence at all levels, especially in politics. The
> combination of an election system that is 2 centuries behind the times, with
> modern compute power, data gathering and media technology is corrupting the
> system.
>
> - The USA always depended a lot on immigration and never had to keep it's
> own working population well educated and healthy to run the economy. This is
> changing and one of the big cultural wars raging currently.
>
>
> The broken healthcare system is a symptom of these issues.
>
>
> There are other reasons people get into drugs*, but from what I've read, my
> impression is that these are major causes to the current problems in the
> USA.
>
>
> Successive US governments have been waging unwinnable "wars", like the "War
> on Drugs" for decades, so entire industries can keep profiting. Until you
> fix the problems in society the demand will not go away and the problems
> will stay.
>
>
> Cheers.
>
>
> *) Drug use also correlates with boredom and low amounts of sunlight and an
> amount of predisposition. Correlation is not always causation, but can be.
>
>
>>>> Larry Martell <larry.martell at gmail.com> 19-3-2018 20:21 >>>
> On Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 12:08 PM, Etienne Robillard <tkadm30 at yandex.com>
> wrote:
>> You guys just made me realize something very obvious. :-)
>>
>> I'm in the process right now of watching the excellent documentary named
>> "Drugs Inc." on Netflix and I'm basically stunned and deeply concerned
>> about
>> the major opioid epidemic in the US.
>
> Have no clue what this has to do with python, but the opioid epidemic
> was created by collision between big pharma and the government.