"Know thyself!"

For some reason, I know that the only way I’ll be able to regain my peace of mind is if I buy you new shoes.

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.

—H.L. Mencken (via thingsandschemes)


Medical science can’t ever be that benevolent field of study everyone imagines it to be under capitalism. A technology can be remarkably effective but it won’t enter markets unless it makes a profits. Cures to the most viscious diseases will be thrown away if they aren’t economically sustainable. This is the harsh reality scientists face when they are at the mercy of investors and business. In this system, the health of humans is commodity.

Modern day*