Demanufacturing Consent: More Money, More Problems – The Economics of the “War on Drugs”

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July 19, 2013

 

More Money, More Problems – The Economics of the “War on Drugs” with Dr. Mark Thornton

Dr. Mark ThorntonOn this edition of Demanufacturing Consent, Guillermo welcomes Dr. Mark Thornton of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute onto the show.  Dr. Thornton and Guillermo discuss the “Economics of Prohibition” by examining the economics forces at work within “black markets,” who really stands to gain financially from prohibition, and the potential benefits on society that would come by putting an end to the abject failure that is the “war on drugs.”

What does an end to the drug war mean for the police state in America? What is nullification and what makes it a viable solution? All this and much, much more on today’s episode.

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