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.

This goes far beyond one criminal opiod manufacturer.


Both were poor, hungry, and driven. Neither were dumb. Both were at best ethically unmoored, if not evil.

There are many others in the field of economics who are similar. And of course, other fields -- this happens to be one I'm particularly close to. Law, politics, sales, marketing, engineering, computer science, even sociology and psychology if you look to areas such as criminology, propaganda, advertising, and manipulation.

And of course, there are good people in these fields.


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