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Why “Entertainment” Drugs Should Be Legalized

Introduction Most Americans think the “entertainment” drugs (Marijuana, Opioids, Cocaine, Amphetamines and there derivatives) are bad. Bad or not, their illegality should be reconsidered. Below, I make the factual case for legalizing them. Are Illegal Drugs Different Than Food? Entertainment … Continue reading

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Bombings and Shootings: What Are the Facts?

Guns and Bombs We are all at least temporarily stunned by the bombings at the Boston Marathon where tragically three people were killed and many injured. And before that, it was mass shootings. And as a result of the shootings, … Continue reading

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US Guns: What Should and Should Not Be Done

Introduction Recent mass shootings have again focused US attention on something the rest of the world thinks is crazy – permissive US gun laws. In my recent pieces, I have provided documentation on how US gun laws have resulted in … Continue reading

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US Drug Policies Need an Overhaul: Lessons from Prohibition

Introduction Consider first that a drug is “a chemical substance that affects the processes of the mind or body”. That means nicotine, cocaine, opium, alcohol, heroin, amphetamines and food (yes – food) are drugs. And as I have written, all … Continue reading

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Global Entertainment – The Dangerous Addictions

The following was saved the old Morss Global Finance website, just in case anyone was looking for it (with the help of archive.org): Introduction In a recent article, I estimated that “entertainment” drugs were second only to drinking as the … Continue reading

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The Economics of the Global Entertainment Industry

Preface After writing my last piece on the global economy and its investment implications, I realized that I mostly repeated what I said in an earlier article. Despite what the CNBC “talking heads” say, the fundamentals of the global economy … Continue reading

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