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How taxpayer money is used

The Police StateTaxes and Spending

Blog03/22/2005

A woman was fined for holding an apple while performing a maneuver in a car. Aside from the absurdity of this, it cost the government far more to prosecute her than what they obtained...

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Mark Thornton: The Economics of Marijuana

Free MarketsHealthThe Police StateInterventionism

January 18, 2017February 1, 2017

Event

Online Learning

In this three-lecture course, professor Mark Thornton will explain how prohibition has changed not only the market for marijuana, but also the characteristics of the drug itself.

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Just Say No: Reagan Militarizes the War on Drugs

Media and CultureThe Police StateU.S. History

10/11/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton explains several of the consequences of the Reagan Administration's War on Drugs.

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Then Came Nixon

Media and CultureThe Police StateU.S. History

09/20/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton explains how Nixon kicked off the modern War on Drugs.

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Culture, Coca-Cola, and the CIA: The History of Cocaine

HealthThe Police StateU.S. History

08/30/2017Audio/Video
In the fourth episode of Historical Controversies, Chris Calton traces the history of cocaine in the US.

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