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15 Ways the Auto Industry Would Change if it Operated Like Drug Companies
What would happen if you had to buy your car from a company that
operated in the same way as the pharmaceutical industries? Mike Adams,
the Health Ranger, came up with 15 unsettling changes that would occur.
Your car would cost $4.5 million, a 30,000 percent markup over cost.
The same car would be available in Canada or Mexico for less than $5,
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Meanwhile, automakers would be lobbying Congress to outlaw bicycles
and airplanes, just as the drug companies try to do with herbs and
All auto imports would be banned. If you drove a Toyota down from
Canada, you would be arrested.
Car dealers would be bribed with money, free vacations, free food,
and free cars by automobile sales representatives to push certain cars.
Cars with no seatbelts, airbags, crumple zones, or other safety
systems would be declared perfectly safe by the FDA, which would
instead focus on the dangers of bicycles.
Driver's Ed programs would be cancelled nationwide, and people would
be encouraged to buy new cars rather than repair damaged ones or avoid
accidents in the first place.
Safety tests showing that cars were dangerous would be buried, and
scientists who produced such results would be prevented from ever
conducting car safety tests ever again.
After being sued by customers injured in the cars with no safety
systems, automakers would further lobby Congress to pass laws
protecting car companies against class-action lawsuits.
Any federally mandated warnings about car safety problems would be
printed in small type on a tiny label hidden under the driver's seat.
Driving certain cars would cause side effects like loss of sex drive
or full-body muscle pain.
Car companies would heavily promote new models each year, which would
be no different from the ones they were selling 30 years ago.
Car companies would invent reasons for you to buy a dozen or more
Automobile advertising would be filled with pictures of happy,
healthy, energetic drivers, but the cars would break down constantly,
fail to perform as promised, and quickly stop working.
Cars would be sold to you with extra features like a sunroof, air
conditioning, or a navigational system, but when the car arrived none
of these features would be included, just as drug companies exaggerate
the "multiple health benefits" of their products.
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Dr. Mercola's Comment:
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Unfortunately, this parody does not only apply to the pharmaceutical
industry. The obscene business practices of companies that sell
dangerous chemicals in the form of drugs, processed foods, and toxic
products, coupled with the industry-friendly laws of a
bought-and-paid-for Congress, have slowly evolved into a deadly system
that would be clearly insane if applied to any other aspect of life.
When it comes to protecting your health from deadly chemicals,
neither the government nor the industries that sell the dangerous
products have your best interests foremost in their minds. Here are a
few more analogies showing how deranged the system currently is:
If the movie industry were run like the food industry, any film
critic who wrote a negative review would be sued under the terms of
"movie disparagement laws" passed by a heavily lobbied Congress. The
movie producers might not win the case, but the critics would be
bankrupted by legal fees.
If restaurants were regulated like the chemical industry, then
restaurant owners would perform their own health inspections on a
voluntary basis. Only the very largest chain restaurants would even do
If the police operated like the EPA, they would only arrest people
for five very specific types of crime, like murder with a blunt
instrument committed on a Tuesday. They would ignore all of the others.
Usually, they wouldn't even bother to investigate.
If the school system were run like the FDA, students would test
themselves at home and then simply tell the teachers how they did. The
school system would depend on fees paid by the students' parents, so
they would pass nearly everyone. Of course, only wealthy families
could afford the fees -- poorer students would be unable to get a high
school diploma at all, and would be barred from most jobs.
Your safety from dangerous chemicals is clearly largely in your own
hands. Play it safe and minimize your exposure to them:
Rather than becoming dependent on drugs, maintain your health with
proper nutrition and exercise.
Buy organic, prepare your own food as much as possible, and avoid
fast food at all costs.