… you’re probably not on UD‘s wavelength.

It’s not all hilarious, but her riffs on dentists and colonoscopies are truly worth the price of admission.

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UD is intrigued, amused, and inspired by America’s Barbara Ehrenreichs and Zeke Emanuels. It’s a reassuring sign of a free and advanced culture that we generate people willing to press hard philosophically – but also in very personal and practical terms – on ultimate questions of value and meaning.

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I happened to read the excerpts from Ehrenreich’s book at the same time I read, in a recent New York Times, about the scandal of doctors widely prescribing antidepressants while knowing virtually nothing about how difficult withdrawal from them might be. The language in the article – about blithe assumptions and subsequent nightmares – could be lifted verbatim from any article about opioids.

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One Response to “If you don’t find this hilarious…”

  1. dmf Says:

    sure antidepressants, sleep meds that also don’t work and yet are hard to kick, so much denial of ignorance and impotence, so little in the way of a properly scientific understanding, med schools suck and are getting worse but no worries big daddy data will come down from the cloud soon for your personalized salvation…

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