Boy... that $700 million + sure has funded a lot of busy work in the name of servicing those broken windows. No autism preventions of course. And no treatments. We need those windows to keep breaking and stay broken. Industry and the economy depend on it, right?
But the Grand Prize has to go to the APA, for DSM 5, which will make every person in this country diagnosable with a mental illness and "treatable" via psych meds with horrible and sometimes deadly "side effects." What could possibly go wrong there?
So to rephrase
1. That bad medical policy stems from pressing agendas that benefit one group, but do not consider the outcomes for other groups (usually pushed through by moneyed/powerful interests that "will hire the best buyable minds to devote their whole time presenting its case.")
2. That bad medical policy stems from short term thinking and ignores the long term consequences of such policies.
Props to Henry Hazlitt for making bad theory and practice so easy to see. I highly recommend the quick read. Free PDF can be found here .