Economics 101 with…Adam Carolla?

Yes, that Adam Carolla!

I really haven’t paid any attention to Carolla since he and Jimmy Kimmel were having chugging contests with The Fox (rip) on “The Man Show,” but apparently he has a pod cast aboot…um, vital social issues n’ stuff, that is the #1 downloaded podcast on iTunes. I know! I’m just as shocked as you are.

On his most recent one, he delved into the health care reform debate/chaos, and made a point that I haven’t heard anyone other than my friend Jackie during a road trip. She doesn’t have her own podcast though. Anyway, here’s JBdotC senior podcast correspondent Matt Lewis with the transcript of Adam Carolla’s economics lesson…

Well, I know we’re in the middle of this health care debate. And I know the big drug companies have all of a sudden become Beelzebub. And I don’t know if there’s a way to balance this out, or work it out, but I like them getting rich. I like them motivated by greed. I love the fact that almost all the innovative drugs come out of this country because in other countries, they’re not motivated by greed because the government has gotten involved to such a point where there’s no entrepreneurship as it pertains to the companies. And I know these guys are greedy.

Like, it’s a weird thing. Like, if you sell cars and you’re greedy, that’s fine. And if you sell real estate and you’re greedy, that’s fine. But if you do something with drugs and you’re greedy, then you’re horrible. And my thing is like, look, AIDS is not a death sentence anymore because these guys are greedy. And I know no one likes it, but I like them greedy. I like them competing. . . .

And the second we tell you you can’t get filthy rich off of this stuff is the second they go, ‘You know what, eh, I’m not gonna put so much into R and D.’ . . .

Overall, when the dust settles, here’s what I want: I want the greediest guys in the world trying to cure cancer. I want the greediest guys in the world trying to make a car that goes 200 miles on a gallon . . . so it’ll get done.

I just hope, for Adam Carolla’s sake, word doesn’t get out. Whenever liberals here of a private citizen using common sense to dispute our Dear Leader, they look to destroy them. Just ask Joe the Plumber and the CEO from Whole Foods.

(Though, Joe the Plumber did turn out to be a jackass).


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