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Monday, June 27, 2005

University of Chicago Nobel-laureate says LEGALIZE IT

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Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman: Legalize Pot!

tsquared writes "Friedman is not alone in this assessment: the report, authored by Jeffrey Miron, Harvard professor, has more than 500 signatories.
Of course, neither Republicans nor Democrats would even consider decriminalization, let alone legalization. The Libertarian Party is the only viable party opposing the ineffective and racist War on Drugs.

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Forbes "There is no logical basis for the prohibition of marijuana," [Friedman] says, "$7.7 billion is a lot of money, but that is one of the lesser evils. Our failure to successfully enforce these laws is responsible for the deaths of thousands of people in Colombia. I haven't even included the harm to young people. It's absolutely disgraceful to think of picking up a 22-year-old for smoking pot. More disgraceful is the denial of marijuana for medical purposes."
"Deficits are the only thing that keeps this Congress from spending more" says Friedman. "Republicans are no different from Democrats. Spending is the easiest way to buy votes."


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