The bedbug industry is much larger than the bedbug problem. The gluten-free industry is much greater than the gluten problem. The identity-theft industry is much greater than the identity-theft problem. The global-warming industry is much greater than the global-warming problem. Scaring the public is big business.
About The Author
Gary S. Popkin is a retired Professor of Computer Systems at New York City College of Technology and is a libertarian activist. He has written several college textbooks on the Cobol Programming Language. He has a Ph.D. from Polytechnic University. He produces Hardfire, a Libertarian Talk Show, which is broadcast on Brooklyn Community Access Television (BCAT). Popkin was a Libertarian candidate for Brooklyn Borough President in 2005 and received 2,143 votes. He was Treasurer of the Libertarian Party of New York from 2006 to 2009. The form of New York State nominating petition for public office called the “Popkin petition” derived from the Popkin v Umane court case.