Under the mask of the war on drugs
By Lars Schall
“If you look at the drug war from a purely economic point of view, the role of the government is to protect the drug cartel.” Milton Friedman
“Can we simply say [the War on Drugs] has failed? Has it failed the drug money-laundering banks? No. Has it failed the key Western financial centers? No. Has it failed the narco-bourgeoisie in Colombia – or in Afghanistan, where we can see similar patterns emerging? No. Is it a success in maintaining that political economy? Absolutely.” (read more at Asia Times)
Hat tip to Don Henry Ford via Frontera List.