Funders’ Friday: Now here’s an actual scandal . . .

instead of manufactured ones like whether ballet companies are promoting smoking by accepting tobacco money. If the American Psychiatric Association receives funds from manufacturers of psychoactive drugs, might it have an incentive to suggest that those drugs are effective against mental illness? Even when they’re not? So Congress is asking the question.

And before people have apoplexy about government interference in the professions, let’s remember the cardinal rule: Those Who Do Not Police Themselves Will Find Others Doing It For Them.

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