Join the online lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Miron from Harvard University on “An Economic Analysis of Drug Legalization.”
Dr. Miron is the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University and Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute.
The talk will present economic arguments for drug legalization and discuss the evidence pertaining to this analysis. An important theme will be that that even if drug consumption is undesirable, prohibition is probably the worst possible approach for addressing these harms. At the same time, alternative approaches – including sin taxes, education campaigns, or subsidized treatment – have their own undesirable side effects. Thus, it is possible if not likely that a laissez-faire approach to drug consumption is the best that society can achieve.Published in