Samuel R. Staley

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How Cities Put the Brakes on Taxicabs

Local Governments Erect Insurmountable Barriers to Entrepreneurship

MARCH 01, 1998 by SAMUEL R. STALEY

Book Review

Drug Policy and the Decline of American Cities by Sam Staley

The only realistic alternative to the drug war, Staley argues, is decriminalization.

JUNE 01, 1993 by DOUG BANDOW

The only realistic alternative to the drug war, Staley argues, is decriminalization.

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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