“I’m a libertarian. Of course I believe in ending drug prohibition. The so-called war on drugs punishes what should not be a crime; and it does so cruelly, inhumanely, and in ways that wildly disproportionately hurt the poor and vulnerable. It leads to a militarization and securitization of our whole society; liberties are constantly sacrificed […]
Here are some totally random links I stumbled upon this week that I thought may be of interest. Have a great weekend!
First, this essay by Alec Karakatsanis tells a story that deserves more notice. You may have heard about the discriminatory nature of mandatory minimum penalties for possession of crack cocaine, which were […]
Ron Paul’s recent public statements endorsing the legalization of heroin have caught him some flak, and not just from political conservatives. Meanwhile, in university-land, I’ve just wrapped up another semester where we’ve spent some time surveying philosophers’ contributions to the drug legalization debate.
The difference is striking.
In politics, today, […]