Cursed is the man who trusts in man
When you come to an agreement with someone you trust completely you don’t need to sign any contracts; this is basic. When, for whatever reasons, one party does not trust the other, it is that contracts arise and, of course, the scope in which the terms of this contract can be enforced; this is no longer so basic. Now, when this contract is long and complex, on the one hand, and on the other hand, in order to enforce it, it is necessarily because one of the parties is taking tremendous advantage of the other with the consent of the governing body.
In traditional commerce, when it comes to buying something from one place and selling it in another place, the spirit does not go through the scam, especially since the competition is always ready to replace a competitor who is unfit for the terms of the market. However, when the product being negotiated is related to «energy», and the contracts involve the government, the market spirit does not work there, and what sets the agenda is the rate of return that each company involved has agreed to for each investment. Removing a company is as easy as removing a senator.
Regardless of which system of government governs a country, you have to look at the real market, that is, what the real needs of consumers are. And the basic needs of a population are health and food, which we then see education and so on. So, if the State promotes or allows the population to become ill, and the cause of these diseases can be related to an increase in the wealth of a part of the private sector, the matter is clear. Even more so if the treatment of these diseases will also mean income for a certain part of the private sector.
The situation becomes somewhat more tenebrous when the lack of information envelops the situation without the participants being able to get an idea of what is happening. In the case of pharmaceuticals, and of thousands of products where by law they must publish what they contain, it is the consumer who ultimately decides whether or not to submit to his doctor’s indications, or to the mandates of his choice. Let us agree that there is a difference between not publishing how much it costs to exploit a gas field, and not publishing what chemicals that exploitation requires.
In the end, we find ourselves with businessmen (companies do not commit crimes) who deliberately harm us and with the permissiveness of the rulers, who are not where they are shot, but through a «free» voting system. The truth is, then, that, at least where we call ourselves intelligent, we should begin to examine how our thought structure is formed that makes us trust this or that public figure, this or that organism. Once we know how to certify ourselves as critics, we will know how to certify a politician, a company, any government. But you start with yourself.