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Psychiatry is a pseudo-science used as a replacement for trust


Johan Nygren


Backfeed Magazine

December 30, 2016

Some 6 years ago, Forbes published an article on The Economics of Trust, where the author Tim Harford made the case that

“trust is about more than whether you can leave your house unlocked; it is responsible for the difference between the richest countries and the poorest. How could that be? Trust operates in all sorts of ways, from saving money that would have to be spent on security to improving the functioning of the political system. But above all, trust enables people to do business with each other. Doing business is what creates wealth.”


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Posted by instamatic  on  12/30  at  03:16 PM

At one time psychiatry sought to treat gays as deviants; today they marry; gay shows are on TV and the Web.





Posted by drchrischerpas  on  01/17  at  02:54 AM

Psychiatry serves three main functions:
(1) dispense drugs (“synapse management”)
(2) tell the cops whether to channel an individual is to go to the legal/criminal system or the medical system (where the “buck stops”)
(3) coordinate insurance payments






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