This is how you create drug pushers (criminal or corporate), or ideological shills, or other promoters of societal evil. It's why poverty is perpetuating:

> John Kapoor insisted that Insys hire sales representatives who were “PHD” — “poor, hungry, driven” or “poor, hungry, dumb”— Alec Burlakoff told the FT and Frontline.

ft.com/content/a27bbc80-3d35-1

This goes far beyond one criminal opiod manufacturer.

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He published very few papers. Stunningly few, actually.

And yet, after retiring, endowed a chair at the department. As in: a uni professor was somehow taking in millions and could finance a major institution.

I figured he came from money.

Not.

Grew up in a small town. Dad had embarked on a number of business ventures which failed in the depression, leading to drink and abandoning his family. Raised by a single mother, military service, college degree.

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