I receive a weekly mail titled, ‘Weekend Reading’ from http://www.macrobusiness.com.au. It is a great collection. That email is open to non-fee paying subscribers. One of the articles I read is on the heroin addiction in America caused by prescription drugs. It is gripping and it is frightening. Do not fail to grasp the significance of the role of the patients (public) itself.
You might wonder what is common between this, stock market investors’ behaviour, the outbreak of excessive political correctness in U.S. University campuses and the reluctance in several quarters to label and acknowledge that almost all terrorists in the world today are Muslims?
The common thread is DENIAL. It is the reluctance to come to terms with the problems and be happy with symptomatic treatment.