Beware some markets in everything

by on November 23, 2010 at 5:38 pm in Economics, Medicine, Religion | Permalink

Whenever you see an "investigator" charge patients to undergo an experimental protocol, be very very wary. Be very, very afraid. In general, with very few exceptions, reputable medical researchers do not charge patients to undergo experimental protocols; their studies are funded with grants from the government, private foundations, or pharmaceutical companies.

That is Orac on Luc Montagnier, Nobel Laureate; hat tip goes to Steve Silberman on Twitter.  Steve also links to this article about a recent Randian educational scam.

1 JohnP November 23, 2010 at 2:18 pm

That Founders College story is sad/hilarious. Caveat emptor.

2 subdee November 23, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Huh. I wonder whether the Nobel winners feel like they have to (continue to) be groundbreaking. But most of the time when the ground ain't broken, it's because there ain't no path there…

3 anon November 23, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Shrugged, at last .

4 Andrew November 24, 2010 at 3:09 am

Maybe we could protect students from any disappointment whatsoever if we could only squeeze their balls and breasts.

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