Economics 101

The Economics Behind the US Government’s Unwinnable War on Drugs

Benjamin Powell, in this essential article, has explained the basics of economics and the drug war in plain English. This is a great piece to share with people.

One of the biggest problems with those who support supply-side drug policy is a basic lack of understanding of simple economics. Once you understand the trade-offs that are a necessary result of the laws of economics, then it’s impossible to support the drug war if your goal is really to do what’s best for society.

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