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Our Thoughts On Various Policies

Here’s what we think about different policies as they relate to American society.
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Legalization of Cannabis

The only clear winners from the criminalization of cannabis have been drug cartels, criminals, and the prison industrial complex.

The American People lose when capitalist markets are criminalized unnecessarily. 

As it was the case during the prohibition of alcohol, criminalization, by definition, creates a black market and a criminal domain.

Legalization and regulation means less crime, less criminals, a safer society, less wasted money on government resources, and more revenue from taxation.

Related Facts

  • In the U.S., 500,000 people are locked up for drug possession
  • Based on FY 2019 data, the average annual COIF for a Federal inmate in a Federal facility in FY 2019 was $35,347 ($107.85 per day).
  • 1 in 5 incarcerated people is locked up for a drug offens

 

When asked why they committed their crimes, most told me that despair drove them to it--an abject despair so profound that most people could not begin to contemplate its depth. The unanimity of their responses was alarming. Each believed that when they were on the streets their immediate future held only two choices: death or prison. Therefore, they would do whatever was necessary to get whatever they could before meeting either fate.

Ben Dosti, Los Angeles Times Tweet

Relating UBI

Under my theory of UBI policy it is only distributed to citizens who are not in prison. This serves as a negative punishment that studies show to be an incredibly strong deterrent from committing crimes.

Despair in our society is a barrier to reviving our labor markets and productivity, jeopardizes our well-being, health, and longevity, and affects our politics. Despair was increasing among Americans well before COVID-19; the virus was an exponential shock.

Carol Graham, Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow and Research Director - Global Economy and Development Tweet

Perhaps more importantly, though, is that UBI would directly address the root cause of crime by addressing one of the biggest factors pushing people to commit crimes — despair. 

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