Why would people living in a region afflicted with an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus burn down clinics and attack healthcare workers who are trying to contain the disease?
I remember pundits of gene therapy touting its potential back when I was in grad school in the 1990s. Twenty-years of set-backs and hard work later, it seems that potential is now being realized.
A high school robotics team built an electric wheelchair for a two-year old, saving the family tens-of-thousands of dollars and opening up a world of exploration for a child. Humans are alright.
Consider what it would mean if that economic analysis of mental illness determined that treating it was not profitable. What then? If easing suffering is not profitable, are we willing to allow people to suffer?