One of the great benefits of blogging is the freedom to say anything you want. This also means that when you are not censored (i.e. edited) you can end up publishing something really dumb. I'm hoping that this post is not one of those. If it is, I'm sure you'll let me know.
The September 22, 2007 issue of The Economist showed a nice graph of retail cocaine prices (per gram) around the world. So you don't have to go there, here is the list as extracted by me:
Australia - $250
Japan - $240
Norway - $155
United States - $110
Britain - $95
France - $85
Germany - $80
Israel - $70
Canada - $65
Colombia - $3
These numbers gave me a few business ideas. Read on...
In the age of transparency, the operation of most Biostatistics groups remains a mystery to most who do not work within them. It’s not that this is an aloof unit within the larger biopharma organization but more that we (as consumers of their work) have gotten used to receiving what we want on a silver platter.In other words, as long as we get what we need, we don’t much care how it gets produced.
While I can see lots of great legitimate uses for a product of this sort, it's focus on surveillance reminds me of the adage "throwing the baby out with the bath water." In this case, we potentially make a lot of people suffer from the unwanted actions of a few. Strictly my opinion, of course. What do you think?
If you are interested to know what Spector 360 is all about, read on...