Featuring David Kopel, Research Director, Independence Institute; Mark Lomax, Executive Director, National Association of Tactical Officers; and Cheye Calvo, Mayor, Berwyn Heights, Maryland; moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.
In Bootleggers & Baptists: How Economic Forces and Moral Persuasion Interact to Shape Regulatory Politics, economists Bruce Yandle and Adam Smith explain how money and morality are often combined in politics to produce arbitrary regulations benefiting cronies, while constraining productive economic activities by the general public.
Almost everyone agrees that drugs are bad, but is the War on Drugs even worse? In this ABC news special, John Stossel explores that question by interviewing some of the individuals closest to the drug war including police officers, judges, drug dealers, and South American farmers. Stossel also examines how liberalized drug laws in Europe have affected crime, drug addiction, and civil liberties.