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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Meth Control Measure Backfires


“Electronic systems that track sales of the cold medicine used to make methamphetamine have failed to curb the drug trade and instead created a vast, highly lucrative market for profiteers to buy over-the-counter pills and sell them to meth producers at a huge markup. An Associated Press review of federal data shows that the lure of such easy money has drawn thousands of new people into the methamphetamine underworld over the last few years.” (USA Today)

The Law of Unintended Consequences strikes again.

FEE Timely Classic
“The Re-legalization of Drugs” by Tibor R. Machan and Mark Thornton