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The Failed War on Drugs

Global News Post published an article on the good of the War on Drugs. The authors of this post argue that prohibition of certain drugs such as marijuana or alcohol for example, create a bigger problem. Jeffrey Miron, a Harvard lecturer writes, “Prohibition creates violence because it drives the drug market underground. This means buyers and sellers cannot resolve their disputes with lawsuits, arbitration or advertising, so they resort to violence instead.” He then proceeds to add, “Violence results from policies that create black markets, not from the characteristics of the good or activity in question.”

They unfairly use the U.S. national debt cost and prison rates in their favor to essentially explain the benefits for this war on drugs. The authors write of how prohibition would cost taxpayers dearly due to prison expenses, all the while education falls. Bringing up monetary values such as the amount of money taxpayers…

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