"Findings based on three indicators of family background SES [SocioEconomic Status]—income, wealth, and parental education—converged in describing unique patterns for smoking and for alcohol and marijuana use among young adults, although functional relationships across SES measures varied. Young adults with the highest family background SES were most prone to alcohol and marijuana use." (emphasis added)
1. Telling People Something They Want to Hear: That socialism is not only a good idea, but a cure for society's ills such as drug addiction. And I get to have more of someone else's money! How convenient - for me!2. Externalizing: You are not a junky or whatnot because you like to abuse drugs, but because of socioeconomic conditions. If only they would make your cage nicer, you would not need to do drugs!3. Easy Solutions to Complex Problems: If we can change ONE THING (give money to everyone so they are happier) it would solve a complex problem that has stymied people for decades or even centuries.4. Lack of Substantive Analysis: There is no real analysis of opposing viewpoints, other than to say that anything that disagrees with them is wrong. No discussion of the real problem of chemical addiction (which is a physical, as well as emotional problem). In a way, this is insulting to addicts, as it implies that they are just weak people for not kicking the habit.5. Outright Lies: Again, the hospital example is just bullshit. Prescription opiates are an epidemic in this country. To say that no one ever leaves the hospital with an addiction problem is just making shit up.
UPDATE: Another example of these poor middle-class rats in their dingy cages, becoming addicts:
"While heroin use has climbed among all demographic groups, it has skyrocketed among whites; nearly 90 percent of those who tried heroin for the first time in the last decade were white."
So, I guess Phillip Seymour Hoffman wasn't an anomaly. And no matter how nice your cage is, addictive drugs are still addictive.
And maybe YouTube cartoons are not a good source of information about addiction.