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Description - Drugs by Arthur Benavie

Using the best scientific evidence, Drugs: America's Holy War explores the impact and cost of America's "War on Drugs" - both in tax spending and in human terms. Is it possible that US drug policies are helping to proliferate, not prevent, a multitude of social ills including: homicide, property crime, the spread of AIDS, the contamination of drugs, the erosion of civil liberties, the punishment of thousands of non-violent people, the corruption of public officials, and the spending of billions of tax dollars in an attempt to prevent certain drugs from entering the country? In this controversial new book, award-winning economist Arthur Benavie analyzes the research findings and argues that an end to the war on drugs, much as we ended alcohol prohibition, would yield enormous international benefits, destroy dangerous and illegal drug cartels, and allow the American government to refocus its attention on public well-being.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780789038401
ISBN-10: 0789038404
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 190
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Arthur Benavie

Arthur Benavie is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and has won multiple awards for his work in economic theory and teaching excellence. He has published several books, including Deficit Hysteria: A Common Sense Look at America's Rush to Balance the Budget (1998), and Social Security Under the Gun (2003).

Books By Arthur Benavie

Drugs by Arthur Benavie
Paperback, December 2008
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Social Security Under the Gun by Arthur Benavie
Paperback / softback, February 2006
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