Imagine this movie. The mob hijacks governments and uses them to profiteer from a pandemic. They try to take over military bases in South America and propose biological warfare against China and Russia. They kill hundreds of thousands of people all over the world, and gloat about the pandemic becoming permanent, because it makes them money. Now understand that this is not a movie. This is real life. It's getting real people killed.
You cannot understand this insanity through the lense of politics or economics. You need to understand mafianomics. Let me break it down.
1. The Corruption
What separates a street dealer from a don is who you pay off. Every good gangster has some politicians and officials in their pocket. The drug mafia has them all. Everyone across the ruling elite takes money from these guys. They own drug company stocks, they consult for them, they sit on their boards when they retire. It's a revolving door, and palms are greased all the way.
Americans really think corruption is just Africans and Russians, but the United States has just legalized corruption. The US and UK are the most corrupt places on Earth.
Just look at the Biden administration.
We seriously expect these guys to regulate the drug companies? They're going to regulate their own retirements down? They get paid more by the drug companies than the US taxpayer will ever pay them, and they're paid to loot. The whole crew is corrupt.
The fish rots from the head. Just look at the rotten results.