24 hour fake news now
Who knows what is true anymore
Brutal isn't it? I suppose the news has always been fake to an extent. But it's just so blatant nowadays, I think I actually prefer it when it is more covert! Sad!
LOL, just like the government, right? No corruption or bribes there...
There is tons, I am not disagreeing with that. Point being there is, IMO, a benefit to having a group of people looking out for the best interests of everybody. As long as they are motivated to do it for the right reasons.
Also, the idea of a third party accreditation would only with if the market wanted it and deemed it relevant. To avoid even the sniff of corruption is of paramount importance. If my seal of approval isn't great then people will go to another third party that has a better reputation and certainly it had to be better than the government's, they don't set a very high bar.
Sure, but people are still going to get hurt, or misled. Leave the government comparison out of it for a moment. People may only find out that your 3rd party accreditation firm is corrupt a long, long time after they've already trusted you. What if you were on the take from a large pharma company and the drug's side effects didn't show up for several years? I would argue the motivation to be corrupt or deceive is just as strong in your firm, maybe greater.
Maybe I'm just getting old. In my 20s and 30s I argued for free market economies, didn't want the govt getting in the way of anything, least of all my business ventures. Was routinely pissed about living in safe, conservative and regulated Canada, with our high income taxes. Now, in my 40s, with a family, I've realized it's actually a very decent place to live. Sure we still think our government are for the most part corrupt morons that can never get anything done on time or within budget. And it always stings come tax season, with that in mind. But on the flipside, I'm not seeing too many States I'd rather live in, even the ones with no income tax. At the end of the day, I think a certain amount of happiness and fulfilment in life comes from being part of a community that is, at least, generally trying to help everybody else along the way.
I don't feel indoctrinated. I feel like we need to keep working hard, every day, at making our governments better. In many cases, that does mean starting by making them smaller, for sure.