• Economics, winning bolivias drug war
    Economics 200 November 20, 2001 Economics is Winning Bolivia's Drug War A 1998 article from the New York Times reported that Bolivia was winning its war against drugs as a result of two factors that influence the market for coca, which is used to make cocaine. First, Bolivian soldiers raided
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  • Drug war
    Drug War or Hypocritical Policies As of April 21, 2005, the U.S has spent $6,193,703,704 Federal dollars and $9,507,335,186 State dollars1on the "Drug War" in America. Has all of this money gone to waste or are we fighting the inevitable. I say the inevitable. We as Americans don't want the gover
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  • The american drug war – a conflict theory perspective
    In the mid to late 20th Century, the United States has experienced several states of Cultural Revolution. The Civil Rights Movement, the Women's Movement, the anti-War Movement during the Vietnam era, and the increasing presence of a widespread, politically active and highly vocalized youth counter
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  • Waste of tax money on drug war
    The "Waste of Tax Money" on Drugs This country spends millions, and millions of dollars on the "War on Drugs". Is this "War" really necessary? I've done a lot of research and I was very surprised to see the facts on how these laws came into place. The first drug law I could find was an 1875
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  • Ways to fight the drug war
    Drug use has risen sharply in the United States in the past 40 years, with an estimated 23.6 million teenagers using illegal drugs within the past year. Preventing drug use has been a major issue in the area of politics, schools, or within families. Drug abuse occurs whenever the use of a drug cause
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  • Should the united states end drug prohibition?
    The Federal Government, while trying to protect us from our human nature, developed harsh anti-drug policies with the hope of eradicating drugs. At the time, these policies seemed simple enough: we will impose penalties on those who use substances illegally, we will intercept drugs coming from
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  • Budgetary politics and the war on drugs
    Budgetary Politics and the War on Drugs The United States of America has long grappled with the problem of drugs and has from time to time initiated measures to combat the usage and trafficking of drugs. It is common knowledge that the various wars that have been part of the combat program of sev
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  • Analytical look at "traffic" and the u.s. war on drugs
    How effective is the United States war on drugs? This a question that Traffic, directed by Steven Soderbergh, cracks wide open. Traffic follows three story lines and depicts the powerful force that is drugs. Robert Wakefield is the recently appointed drug czar who finds out his daughter Caroline is
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  • Drug legalization
    Drug Legalization Strong drug enforcement in the United States is correlated with the reduction in crime , drug use, and drug addiction growth rates. The impact on tougher drug sanctions has been overshadowed by a myth that U.S. drug enforcement has become too lenient. This myth has been
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  • American drug laws- do they he
    By: K Reeves American Drug Laws: Do They Help or Hurt? I believe the drug laws are in serious need of reform. We tend to forget that alcohol is a drug and that at one time it was prohibited without success. Also, I believe that a civil body of government rather than a criminal one should regulat
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  • Economics of drug legalization: marijuana
    Economics of Drug Legalization: Marijuana As we enter into the year 2002 America finds itself at odds with a well-known and highly demonized "enemy". The enemy is not terrorism. It is not Saddam Hussein or Osama Bin Laden. It's an "enemy" that many Americans have dealt with face to face. The so-
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  • Clinton administration foreign drug policy in colombia
    Since the introduction of narcotics in the United States, American society has felt the effects of drug use in all aspects of daily living. As drug use heightened to new levels in the 1980's the Bush Administration chose to declare a "war" on drugs. Never before in our history had crime been combate
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  • Prohibition vs war on drugs
    The United States of America©ˆs war on drugs today is very similar to America©ˆs Prohibition of Alcohol in the 1920©ˆs. These two major issues of their time may not seem like they can be logically compared, but statistics for usage and a correlating rise in crime for both eras show a str
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  • The coca and the cocaine war
    10 February 2002 THE COCA AND THE COCAINE WAR The current "War on Drugs" involves skirmishes in an arena with two fronts: The consumer and the manufacturer. The successes and failures of the battle are not clearly identified without first looking at how the battle can be ultimately won. Wh
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  • The war on drugs
    Throughout U.S governmental history, policies have been known to affect the way of life and every aspect. The topic it choose to research is about "The War on Drugs", the impact policies have on society and if it does help the public or tend to extent social inequality. This topic is very importan
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  • Every"rockefeller drug laws"
    "Rockefeller Drug Laws" In May of 1973, New York's Governor, Nelson Rockefeller, made a set of strict anti-drug laws for the state legislature. The purpose of these laws was to stop the drug abuse epidemic that was occurring in New York during the early 1970's. It was the most severe law in the
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  • Drug enforcement
    What we Prohibit We Cannot Control: Restriction Before Education? There is a definite problem regarding the laws that enforce drug use in the United States today. Think about this question. Why are some of the most injurious, addictive, and mind altering substances in the world--tobacco and alco
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  • Reducing the harm of america's drug problem
    The use and abuse of non-prescription drugs has been a problem in America since colonial times. Historically, the reaction to this problem has been the enforcement of prohibition laws and providing total abstinence education. This has resulted in big business in America; according to the United St
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  • Bad neighbor policy: washington's futile war on drugs in latin america"
    Book review: "Bad Neighbor Policy: Washington's futile war on drugs in Latin America" Edited by Ted Galen Carpenter Overview Introduction 3 I Modest results after thirty years of war 4 The war on drugs consequences on the drugs crops cultivation 4 The war on dr
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  • Legalization and the war on drugs
    Legalization and the "War on Drugs" For roughly a century, the United States government has been putting their priorities out of order by placing more important things off to the side in order to fight a "war" on drugs. More recently, the "War on Terrorism" has been pushed aside several times to
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