The Premise Of The Drug War

Eric's post, Just another junkie? Or a mother's beloved son?, got me to thinking about the premise of the drug war. Here it is:

The premise of the Drug War is that by inflicting enough pain you can get people to stop taking unauthorized pain relief medications.

posted by Simon on 03.09.11 at 06:41 PM










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I would say it differently:

If you cause people enough harm, you will stop them from doing things that you think are self-destructive.


But both versions aptly demonstrate why the cure is worse than the disease.

Brian   ·  March 9, 2011 8:17 PM

"WAR!

What is it GOOD FOR?

Absolutely, NOTHING!... say it again!"

Penny   ·  March 10, 2011 12:41 AM

Thanks!

Reminds me of the old idea of stopping homosexuality by locking up gays in prison.

Eric Scheie   ·  March 10, 2011 11:05 PM

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