"A cure for cancer could be one of the worst mistakes for the United States economy"

Interesting take:

Think for a moment about the amount of money that is spent a year on cancer medication. How many drug companies would go out of business if a cure for cancer were found? How many politicians would loose elections because they did not have the backing of these drug companies? . . .

. . . It was once estimated that one out of every thousand people in the United States work in some field that is linked to cancer research. If a cure for cancer were to be found, it would have a strong, negative effect on the economy in the United States.