Op-Ed piece in the Wall Street Journal says it better than I ever could. Let’s End Drug Prohibition. I really have nothing to add to this excellent piece.
There have been a few stories on NPR lately where the question, “Is this the end of capitalism” has been asked. I’m sure it has been asked elsewhere, I only mention NPR because that is what I am most familiar with. This question is posed in relation to the global credit meltdown brought on by the housing market fiasco. It is also, I feel, a question born out of ignorance of what capitalism is or a desire to see it fail in lieu of other so-called better systems.