Wednesday, May 19, 2010

2 About the War on Drugs

Which has been enormously costly and ineffective.  We incarcerate more people than any other country.  People are dying everyday in gang wars fueled by drugs.  Brayton has a sensible suggestion, which has actually worked in countries that have tried something similar:

"Drug use should be treated just like alcohol use -- regulated, taxed and restricted to adults. Drug abuse should be treated like alcohol abuse -- as a public health problem, not as a criminal problem. It's time to declare defeat and bring the troops home."


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