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Old 07-04-2011, 12:54 PM
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Default Re: Libertarianism: A Scam

Originally Posted by eeeeeeeli View Post
This makes a lot of sense to me. Drugs indeed cause a lot of social problems, and legalizing them is going to likely going to cause at least some marginal increase in usage.
Actually Portugal found that when they decriminalized narcotics, abuse rates dropped. It's not the first time something of the sort happened. Check out the Economics of Prohibition: http://mises.org/books/prohibition.pdf

That's why the government doesn't need to monopolize or for that matter hardly be involved at all.
I do wonder, however, how hard drugs would be handled. Because it seems that as far as the illegality of crack, meth or oxy keeps people from using them, making them legal would allow for more addiction, which then is an expensive problem to deal with (in terms of lost productivity, social ill, etc.)
Do you not use meth because it's illegal?

But here's a question, what would communities look like if we legalized drugs tomorrow?
The same as they do today, only with more efficient police work, less crime, less powerful gangs, etc.
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