What if the auto industry were like drug companies?

How about a little humor about how would the auto industry would compare to the drug companies

 

I ran across a funny article by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger.  The title of
his article is, “15 Ways the Auto Industry Would Change if it Operated Like
Drug Companies.”

Check this out!  It’s good.

[Tweet “#doubleStandard the way #drug companies advertise vs other products”]

What would happen if you had to buy your car from a company that
operated in the same way as the pharmaceutical industries? Mike Adams,
the Health Ranger, came up with 15 unsettling changes that would occur.

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Cost
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Your car would cost $4.5 million, a 30,000 percent markup over cost.

The same car would be available in Canada or Mexico for less than
$5,000.

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Dealing with Competition
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Meanwhile, auto makers would be lobbying Congress to outlaw bicycles
and airplanes, just as the drug companies try to do with herbs and
nutritional supplements.

All auto imports would be banned. If you drove a Toyota down from
Canada, you would be arrested.

Car dealers would be bribed with money, free vacations, free food, and
free cars by automobile sales representatives to push certain cars.

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Safety
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Cars with no seatbelts, airbags, crumple zones, or other safety systems
would be declared perfectly safe by the FDA, which would instead focus
on the dangers of bicycles.

Driver’s ed programs would be cancelled nationwide, and people would
be encouraged to buy new cars rather than repair damaged ones or avoid
accidents in the first place.

Safety tests showing that cars were dangerous would be buried, and
scientists who produced such results would be prevented from ever
conducting car safety tests ever again.

After being sued by customers injured in the cars with no safety systems,
automakers would further lobby Congress to pass laws protecting car
companies against class-action lawsuits.

Any federally mandated warnings about car safety problems would be
printed in small type on a tiny label hidden under the driver’s seat.

Driving certain cars would cause side effects like loss of sex drive or
full-body muscle pain.

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Advertising
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Car companies would heavily promote new models each year, which would
be no different from the ones they were selling 30 years ago.

Car companies would invent reasons for you to buy a dozen or more cars.

Automobile advertising would be filled with pictures of happy, healthy,
energetic drivers, but the cars would break down constantly, fail to perform
as promised, and quickly stop working.

Cars would be sold to you with extra features like a sunroof, air conditioning,
or a navigational system, but when the car arrived none of these features
would be included, just as drug companies exaggerate the “multiple health
benefits” of their products.

I hope you found this as entertaining as I did!

Have a great day!

Sincerely,

Dr. Justin Trosclair dc

Serving Arnaudville, Breaux Bridge, Cecilia, Parks, and St. Martinville