So if some enterprising MD or PhD were to show with a proposal for research designed to prove that drinking has definite health benefits, the industry will throw money at it.
From a seller’s viewpoint, no customer is more desirable than someone who is actually dependent on their product.
…just as repeal of Prohibition didn’t make alcohol any safer for popular use… neither will legalization remove the risks associated with cannabis.
But if a community treats a correctional institution as a kind of locked flophouse, what else we can expect?
“…over the past five years, less than 10% of the nearly $40 billion in tobacco payments went towards such efforts.”
Obviously, being able to give your own business a five star rating on a supposedly independent consumer website could be construed as an unfair advantage.
In their eagerness to reduce the size of government, states have stripped away staff who would otherwise make onsite visits to ensure compliance.
Sometimes powerful business leaders sound like drunk drivers or corner drug dealers. Rationalizing, externalizing, minimizing…
Portman argues that since business and industry will directly benefit, they should take an active or even a leadership role in this effort.
Nonetheless, in most instances it’s an a priori resistance rooted in fear, rather than legitimate objections.