Our Right to Drugs: The Case for a Free Market
In Our Right to Drugs, Szasz shows how the present drug war started at the beginning of this century, when the US government first assumed the task of protecting people from patent medicines. By the end of World War I the free market in drugs was but a dim memory. Instead of dwelling on the familiar impracticality and unfairness of drug laws, Szasz demonstrates the deleterious effects of prescription laws, which place people under lifelong medical supervision. The result is that most Americans today prefer a coercive and corrupt command drug economy to a free market in drugs.
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OUR RIGHT TO DRUGS: The Case for a Free MarketUser Review - Kirkus
Szasz (Psychiatry/SUNY at Syracuse) at his abrasive best, skewering the shibboleths of the War On Drugs and giving historical context to the current national hubbub. The prohibition of drugs abrogates ... Read full review
This book is full of pure wisdom. It cites Lysander Spooner's "Vices Are Not Crimes," tracing anti-prohibitionist thought back to the abolitionist movement. Highly recommended for those who wish to experience the thought of an American individualist.