Damage from the War on Drugs

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We spend $40 billion each year on the War on Drugs, and as has been pointed out elsewhere, this investment is highly destructive.  Any gains that the economy makes by having that $40 billion pumped into law enforcement budgets to employ police/FBI agents/etc. and their suppliers are far outweighed by the negative consequences, notably increases in organized crime, money laundering, corruption, lost productivity, and more.


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