After Prohibition: An Adult Approach to Drug Policies in the 21st Century

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Timothy Lynch
Cato Institute, 2000 - Political Science - 193 pages
After Prohibition -- Contents -- FOREWORD by Milton Friedman -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- PART I: INTRODUCTION -- 1. Tabula Rasa for Drug Policy Timothy Lynch -- 2. It's Time to Legalize Drugs Gary E. Johnson -- PART II: THE CONSTITUTION AND THE DRUG WAR -- 3. The Illegitimate War on Drugs Roger Pilon -- 4. The Drug War and the Constitution Steven Duke -- 5. Militarized Law Enforcement: The DrugWar's Deadly Fruit David B. Kopel -- PART III: THE FAILURE OF DRUG PROHIBITION: LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSPECTIVES -- 6. Fight Back: A Solution betweenProhibition and Legalization Michael Levine -- 7. The War the Police Didn't Declare andCan't Win Joseph D. McNamara -- 8. Call Off the Hounds David Klinger -- PART IV: THE POLITICAL AND SOCIAL EFFECTS OF THE DRUG WAR -- 9. Effects of the Drug War Julie Stewart -- 10. Collateral Damage: The Wide-RangingConsequences of America's Drug War Ted Galen Carpenter -- PART V: A DEBATE: SHOULD AMERICA LEGALIZE DRUGS? -- 11. Legalization Is the Prudent Thing to Do Daniel Polsby -- 12. Legalization Would Be a Mistake Daniel Lungren -- CONTRIBUTORS -- INDEX
 

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Contents

Tabula Rasa for Drug Policy
3
Its Time to Legalize Drugs
13
The Illegitimate War on Drugs
23
The Drug War and the Constitution
41
Militarized Law Enforcement The Drug Wars Deadly Fruit
61
Fight Back A Solution between Prohibition and Legalization
91
The War the Police Didnt Declare and Cant Win
119
Call Off the Hounds
127
Effects of the Drug War
141
Collateral Damage The WideRanging Consequences of Americas Drug War
147
Legalization Is the Prudent Thing to Do
171
Legalization Would Be a Mistake
179
CONTRIBUTORS
185
INDEX
187
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An influential leader in the field of economics, Milton Friedman had his humble beginnings in New York City, where he was born in 1912 to poor immigrants. Friedman was educated at Rutgers University. He went on to the University of Chicago to earn his A.M., and to Columbia University, where in 1946 he received his Ph.D. That same year he became professor of economics at the University of Chicago and remained there for 30 years. He was also on the research staff at the National Bureau of Economic Research from 1937-1981. Friedman's greatest work is considered to be A Theory of the Consumption Function, published in 1957. Other books include A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960, and The Optimum Quantity of Money and Other Essays. Friedman was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1976.

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