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  • Stopping Border Violence by Legalizing Drugs

    03/25/2009 4:21:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies · 818+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 25, 2009 | By Catherine Rampell
    Drug wars appear to be escalating in Mexico, with violence spilling across the border into the United States. As Mark Landler reported today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the first time acknowledged that Americans’ demand for drugs feeds the Mexican drug trade and all its ills. So what’s her solution? Secretary Clinton reportedly wants to beef up Mexico’s anti-drug law enforcement. But that’s not necessarily what traditional economics would prescribe. Civil liberties and morality debates aside, many economists say drug legalization, rather than heightened prohibition, is the answer. Plenty of economists, legal scholars, journalists and even drug law enforcement...
  • Drug War Doublespeak

    03/25/2009 7:26:10 PM PDT · by Nipplemancer · 15 replies · 681+ views
    Center for International Policy ^ | March 9, 2009 | Laura Carlsoon
    Drug War Doublespeak By Laura Carlsen | March 9, 2009 Through late February and early March, a blitzkrieg of declarations from U.S. government and military officials and pundits hit the media, claiming that Mexico was alternately at risk of being a failed state,1 on the verge of civil war, losing control of its territory, and posing a threat to U.S. national security.2