Legalizing Drugs: The Lesser Of Two Evils

In Robert J. Barro's column ("Milton Friedman: Being right is the best revenge," Economic Viewpoint, July 13), the Nobel laureate was complimented for his bright ideas. One of the ideas was a proposal for legalizing drugs. In the Netherlands, too, voices can be heard saying that high-priced drugs cause crime by those who want drugs but can't afford them and those who push drugs for easy money. The money earned on drugs is a windfall for dealers. Last week--shame on Holland--even Dutch marines were caught in the act of large-scale drug trafficking.

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