Former British Drug Czar Said Cocaine Created the Financial Crisis By Creating An Atmosphere Of Excitement And Drive

 

The former “Drug Czar” for the British government is claiming that the financial crisis was clearly caused by bankers over indulging in cocaine.

Professor David Nutt, a psychiatrist and neuropsychopharmacologist specializing in the research of drugs that affect the brain and conditions such as addiction, anxiety and sleep at Imperial College told the the UK Independent,  “Bankers use cocaine and got us into this terrible mess” 

He also claimed that cocaine made bankers, “overconfident” and led to them taking more risks.” and was the perfect drug for the banking culture of excitement and drive and wanting more, more and more.

Nutt, a controversial academic who worked as an adviser to the Ministry of DefenceDepartment of Health and the Home Office under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown and was made chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) in 2008.   However, he was fired the following year following the publication of a paper in which he argued there was “not much difference” between the harm caused by riding a horse and taking ecstasy. He also claimed that ecstasy and LSD were less harmful than alcohol.

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