Mark J. Perry is concurrently a scholar at AEI and a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan's Flint campus. He is best known as the creator and editor of the popular economics blog Carpe Diem. At AEI, Perry writes about economic and financial issues for American.com and the AEIdeas blog.
Everyone who participates in [or supports] the “War on Drugs” should be forced to have a large version of the picture below taped in front of their desks or in their cars or in their homes for a full year. THIS is the face of the War on Drugs. THIS is what happens when you declare it acceptable to use violence to stop peaceful exchanges among consenting adults. THIS is what happens when you find such exchanges so offensive that you create Warrior Cops.
Is a society in which people are able to smoke pot, snort coke, and take meth REALLY worse than one in which we light babies on fire by throwing flash-bang grenades in their cribs? I think not.