Bigger Picture

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, August 07, 2017, 10:04 (195 days ago) @ h4Dan

But the bigger picture is not about you or me. It's about the millions of folks who live under the yoke of violent organized criminals who are empowered by the multi-billion dollar a year black market that itself is driven by over 40 million US consumers who one way or another will acquire the recreational substances they prefer but that are stupidly banned by the government for reasons that apparently have nothing to do with health since the alleged cure has been much worse than the alleged disease.

Rob, would you be so kind as to define exactly what you mean by "Stupidly banned recreational substances" I assume you refer to pot and but do you include any other drugs such as opium, heroin, meth, etc.


I believe the expression I use speaks for itself, though it isn't exactly how Milton Friedman expressed it. While I disagree with some of his premises, I believe his overall take on the matter is based on sound logic and reasoning and an especially healthy dose of empirical evidence. Yet here we are over 50 years later still pretending to have learned nothing from Prohibition 1.0 almost a hundred years ago. Madness!

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