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Crib safety

2009-09-12 18:58:43.270051+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

One of the problems with Libertarian attitudes is that private industry will do everything it can to deceive the consumer. Profits and performance bonuses happen on a dramatically different scale than things like personal health, so it's a much smarter thing for a company's executive team to do things like take action injurious to the long-term health of their customers, get their short-term bonuses, and then let the chips fall where they may when years down the road issues crop up.

Drug companies have been guilty of this repeatedly, and the recent scandals over the "Smart Choices Program" (ie: stuff the right artificial vitamins in sawdust, pay your logo licensing fee, and they'll call that healthy too!) show perfect examples of this sort of behavior in the food business.

However, what's even scarier is when private industry teams up with the government, as has been happening with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association (JPMA). Here's a debunking of one small piece of the propaganda they've been spreading: Peaceful Parenting - How the Stats Really Stack Up: Cosleeping Is Twice As Safe

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