The War on Drugs - An Economist's perspective
The are few policies as damaging as the global War on Drugs. Most economists - including myself - thinks that the War on Drugs is doing a lot of damage and very little good. In fact it seems like the only people benefiting from this war are the criminals selling and producing the drugs. It is time to end this war. It is extremely costly in terms of loses of human life, it has caused a massive increase in crime around the world and even to the social and economic collapse of certain nations. The War on Drugs even helps fund terrorists around the world and the cost of enforcing draconian drug laws put a serious burden on tax payers around the world. On February 7 I gave a speech on this topic at a conference in the Danish Parliament organized by the Danish NGO "Gadejuristen" (The Street Lawyers). You can watch the presentation here. The presentation is in Danish, but given the opportunity I will be happy to do the same presentation anywhere in the world. Just contact my agent (firstname.lastname@example.org) or write me directly (email@example.com) then I am sure we can arrange something.