Tag Archives: Decriminalization

Big Pharma not Big Gangs

An excellent short post referencing a story on gang violence in U.S. News and World Report. While there are deep problems with criminality in th United States, in general things have been getting better. The sorts of crimes that are increasing, however, seem to be fueld by the Drug War.

So end the Drug War.

Gangs rule over the most crime-free America in decades Thomas P.M. Barnett :: Weblog
What drives all this competitive destruction? Our failed war on drugs.

By not medicalizing the problem and decriminalizing use, we provide black market opportunities for criminals.

Frankly, Id rather see Big Pharma clean up

The modern approach to complex problems is not to wish them away, or to create a libertarian paradise: it is to regulate them. We have regimes for regulating alcohol and marijuana. Why not regulations for fat… and for drugs?