Jim Kunstler’s anecdote about a recent visit to the doctor bolster’s my case about the health care cartel that is killing us not-so-softly. He and I are on the same medication, though he’s taking a lot more than I am. He also weighs much less, damn him.
This personal anecdote is only a tiny sample of the quackery and corruption at large in this segment of society. Of course it extends into the many branches of the nutritional sector, too, including the matrix of rackets in the food, farming, and policy realms that have left the American public in a daze of metabolic syndrome from eating a diet based almost entirely on processed corn byproducts.