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War on Drugs: America’s longest war

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War on Drugs: America’s longest war
February 18, 2013 8:00 am
February 18, 2013 5:00 pm
February 15, 2013
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Economist Angela Dills • Providence College


Start Date: February 18th, 2013
Program Length: 3 Weeks


For more than 40 years, the United States government has pursued a “War on Drugs,” prohibiting the consumption, production, use, or sale of a long list of intoxicating substances.

The War on Drugs costs lives and treasure. The federal government alone spends $25 billion a year on drug control. Right now, more than 300,000 men and women are in prison for drug violations.

Is the War on Drugs good or bad public policy?

Get better informed by joining economist Angela Dills for a 3-week examination of the War on Drugs. Presentations will include:

  • The history of prohibition in the United States
  • Economic theory and empirical evidence on the intended and unintended effects of prohibitions
  • The effects on drug consumption on public health and crime
  • The range of possible societal responses to the practices of drug use


In addition to Prof. Dills, guest speakers include Jeff Miron from Harvard University and many others!


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