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mk  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: U.S. death rates increased for middle-aged people of all racial and ethnic groups

Where there is evidence of knowingly pushed opioids beyond sensible numbers by executives, there should be prosecutions, and maximum penalties sought.

We need to treat white-collar crime far more seriously. White collar crime is particularly insidious, because rather than working around our systems and infrastructure, it perverts and leverages it to out-sized effect.

kleinbl00  ·  81 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's more than Purdue, though. Remove agency and security and substance abuse and reckless behavior increase. That's Psych 101.

We'll never know to any degree of certainty that higher prosperity would have blunted the opioid crisis but we can look to historical analogues: