We don’t forget... The decision to lift the trophy ban reeks of political expediency as it worst,” the elephants’ statement read. #thenewyorker
Photo from our trip to the Serengeti last year where animals safely roam free. Let’s protect the few we have left. #knotonmyplanet
Sunday’s are meant for catching up on this week’s New Yorker and for brunches by yourself (nothing like some quality self-care time) at the Indian restaurant down the street (where the food is so good I forgot to take a snap until I was halfway done with this Dosa). 💕 #thenewyorker#dosa#pansaari#selfcare#sundays
Empire of Pain
The Sackler family’s ruthless promotion of opioids generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts.
The New Yorker
by Patrick Radden Keefe October 23, 2017 ....Allen Frances, the Duke psychiatrist, said of the Sacklers. “A truly philanthropic family, looking at the last twenty years, would say, ‘You know, there’s several million Americans who are addicted, directly or indirectly, because of us.’ Real philanthropy would be to contribute money to taking care of them. At this point, adding their name to a building—it rings hollow. It’s not philanthropy. It’s just a glorification of the Sackler family.” According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, more than two and a half million Americans have an opioid-use disorder. Frances continued, “If the Sacklers wanted to clear their name, they could take a very substantial fraction of that fortune and create a mechanism for providing free treatment for everyone who’s become addicted.” Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, created the Nobel Peace Prize.