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Have We Lost the Drug Wars?

Ron781 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:48 PM
It appears to me that the "1960s counter culture" is now running the US. I never understood hippies and I still don't. They liked their communes where everyone shared everything and no one was required to do anything that was not their thing. Well welcome to the current US socialized way of life. It didn’t work then, so why do we think it will work now.
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...