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Drug war crimes: the consequences of prohibition

Author(s): 
Jeffrey Miron
Reviewer: 
Stephen Young

Prohibitionists and anti-prohibitionists may not be able to agree on much, but we can probably all endorse the idea that the war on drugs creates consequences.

More difficult to reconcile is the question of whether those consequences are positive or negative. As a fervent anti-prohibitionist, it seems clear to me that the consequences are overwhelmingly negative. Week after week, while skimming through hundreds of news stories about the drug war to put this newsletter together, the conclusion is inescapable.

Drugs And The 9/11 Commission Report

Drugs and drug policy are everywhere -- even in the final report released yesterday by the 9-11 Commission. Drugs were a decidedly secondary issue for the commission, understandably -- we are able to include literally every excerpt on the topic in this short article -- but the report information of some relevance and importance to the topic nonetheless. Page 17, NORAD Mission and Structure: “The threat of Soviet bombers diminished significantly as the Cold War ended, and the number of NORAD alert sites was reduced from its Cold War high of 26.

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