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The Road to Serfdom
F. A. Hayek

Nobel prize winner F.A. Hayek demonstrates that the collectivist idea of empowering government with increasing economic control inevitably lead not to utopia but to the horrors of nazi Germany and fascist Italy. As Hayek demonstrates, one law leads to another, and the logic of state intervention culminate in an absurd system far remote from the good intention of its promoters. Drug prohibition is a potent example of this theory. Unable to stop drugs, the government increasingly implements more and more regulations resulting in a constant diminution of personal rights and freedom. When bottles of water are considered "paraphernalia", you know that the totalitarian logic is approaching its "final solution".

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Drug War Heresies
Robert J. MacCoun, et al

What? There are better solutions than repression? The US drug policies are closer to the ones implemented by third world countries known for human rights violation than to policies adopted elsewhere in the west. The US leadership in moral issues is long gone. Hopefully, facts based policies will overcome "bad faith based" initiatives of a government gone astray.

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Legalize This! The case for decriminalizing drugs
Doug Husak

There are more drug offenders in US jails, than criminals in the entire EU prison population. More than half of high school seniors take drugs. How many more prison guards do you want? Also, as per writer, psychological tests show that adults who have experimented with drugs - but are not addicts - are better adjusted than either abstainers or heavy users. Given what has become of GWB since he has stopped doing coke, who can argue with this?

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Ain't Noboby Business if You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in Our Free Society
Peter McWilliams

Himself a victim of the drug war (jailed for trying to alleviate his painful last days with that vicious substance called pot!), McWilliams understands clearly that the existence of a crime requires a victim. And that victim has to be somebody (and not "society", "virtue" or "morality").

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Drug War Addiction
Bill Masters

Cops against the drug war are numerous. However, only a few have come out, and none more so than Bill Masters. The conclusions are probably obvious to students of public choice economics. Government entities are there to self-perpetuate. The DEA is no exception.....

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Addiction is a Choice
Jeffrey Schaler

Of course it is. Else it would be a disease. And how on earth could a disease be a crime? Choices can be decriminalized. That's another issue. In the meantime, addicts will keep choosing their behavior. Unfortunately for now, punishment addicts will keep jailing them.....

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Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use
Jacob Sullum

Use? Abuse? Just an obtuse distinction to justify repression based on the real evil that is recreation. Gazzilion of casual users will never suffer any material negative consequences for using drugs. That is, of course, if they don't get busted. Carpet bombing laws based on extreme anecdotes don't make for good laws (Just see the PATRIOT Act for a more recent illustration of this basic legal principle).

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Drug War Crimes: The Consequences of Prohibition
Jeffrey Miron

Prohibition, like all other wide, well meaning legislative intervention, has unforeseen and unintended consequences. Well, these consequences are now obvious, and well exposed in this book. In effect, a reflection of the Road to Serfdom applied to prohibition. Leftists may not agree, but economics is a better argument than spiritual guess to promote legalization.

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