A study published by"found that in the five years after personal possession was decriminalized, illegal drug use among teens in Portugal declined and rates of new HIV infections caused by sharing of dirty needles dropped, while the number of people seeking treatment for drug addiction more than doubled."
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- Yes, I read some time back about how the Koch family now has majority share. That's been a fairly recent event, though. They've been shareholders for a long time, but they didn't have controlling interest till recently. That's why there's so much Sturm und Drang about the direction of Cato right now.Mar 12, 2012
- If we discount what Cato reports because of Koch money, then surely we can discount what NPR says because of Soros money, right?
Meanwhile, doors get kicked in, people get shot, people get sent to prison, families get destroyed. All because of something that even the President of the US admits he's done in the past.Mar 13, 2012
- Oh yeah Jim. NPR is a think tank and George Soros owns it.
But he hasn't given it a significant amount of money for several years.Mar 13, 2012
- Hedge fund managers are evil - unless they're George Soros.Mar 13, 2012
- Koch donations to Cato amounts to 4% of Cato revenue over the past 30 years. Ironically, my source for that information is... an interview with a Cato board member given this morning on the WNYC, an NPR affiliate station.
There are now (including this one) 13 comments in this thread. Two of them address the substance of the article that originally posted. The rest refer to an unrelated lawsuit between Cato and one of its funders. Both the left and the right will do anything it can at this point to distract attention from the plain fact that regardless of who is in the White House or whatever rhetoric they offer during campaigns, the government continues to escalate the enforcement of drug policies that primarily hurt the country in myriad ways.Mar 13, 2012
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