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Why the Planned Society Doesn’t Work

The Planners are idiots.

The use of OxyContin has dropped precipitously, but none of us anticipated that people who were addicted to oxycodone would leave it and select another drug to take its place

None of us, or none of you, the omniscient supermen who would regulate us all?

People are going from an essentially safe medication with known, specified doses to a powder that their dealer is telling them is heroin [...] There’s no way to know if that’s true, and the purity is uncertain [because heroin can be cut with other substances]. People who are switching suddenly aren’t sure what they’re getting, and overdose is likely to occur.

Well, you don’t say. Well done, everyone!


  1. Lynne says:

    That’s just it. Some prat gets comes up with a stupid idea plan of improvement but fails to consider the possibility of adverse consequences because the plan can’t possibly have any flaws.

  2. Roue le Jour says:

    A variation on that vile phrase “No one could have foreseen…” which invariably means “lots of people did foresee but I chose to ignore them”.

  3. jameshigham says:

    If someone cannot take personal responsibility for what they choose to ingest, instead blaming some third party against whom they are helpless, then they are more or less doomed.

    Absolutely. Underscore every word.

  4. Laird says:

    If they didn’t “foresee” the shift they’re too stupid to be in a position to dicatate to anyone. And that man is a professor of psychiatry? I shudder to think what his students are learning.

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