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Have We Lost the Drug Wars?

Docnick Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 7:06 AM
SunTu, said you never fight a war you can't win...... Personal rights is a war that should never be fought. (No one seems to remember loosing the war on demon whiskey.) Another war that Sun Tu would have never fought. All governments now and throughout history never seem to learn from history. Our current government is yet one more glaring example. Ron
Forty-odd (exceedingly odd, I might add) years ago, who would have envisioned a national war against drugs? Nobody took drugs -- nobody you knew, nobody but jazz musicians and funny foreign folk. Then, after a while, it came to seem that everybody did. Drugs became a new front in the war on an old social culture that was taking hard licks aplenty in those days.

I still don't understand why people take drugs. Can't they just pour themselves a nice shot of bourbon? On the other hand, as Gary S. Becker and Kevin M. Murphy argue, in a lucid...