Tacitus X Wrote:
Jan 19, 2013 7:28 PM
Well meaning column but lacks insight. Milton Friedman pointed out that while intoxicants come with terrible costs, laws criminalizing their use INCREASE the harm to society. As those laws increase drug prices by choking off supply users turn to crime to support their addiction. Innocents are victimized. Like Prohibition, criminal gangs and organized crime spring up to profit from the demand. Law enforcement is corrupted by the big money.