March, 2016

Dynamics of Intervention in the War on Drugs

  • Benjamin Powell

    Professor of Economics, Texas Tech University
  • Audrey Redford

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Find the article at the Independent Review.

The Harrison Narcotics Tax Act accelerated the war on drugs and had many unintended consequences that spurred future interventions. The Harrison Act was also an effect of earlier government policies—created in part to deal with prior interventions into narcotic markets.