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Elliott Morss | August 16th, 2017

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Drugs and Other Dangerous Addictions: Who Should Pay for Treatment?

April 4th, 2016 |

The article examines US government policies to curb the most dangerous addictions: smoking, drinking, drugs, and overeating. Bans never work. It concludes by recommending that for all addicts should pay an increasing share of the health costs they incur.Read More

The Economic Absurdity of US Laws Limiting Individual Choice

December 1st, 2014 |

US government restrictions on human choice need to be rethought. Our jails are full of drug users while there are not even background checks for gun purchases. I explore these and other inconsistencies in government regulations in my latest article.Read More

Gun Restrictions: Lessons from Efforts to Curb Smoking, Drinking, Drugs, and Sex

December 18th, 2012 |

Ever since VP Cheney shot another hunter on a quail hunt, I have felt guns are too dangerous for citizens to own. However, a total ban is not in the cards for now. But do bans ever work? In this article, I review other “ban/restriction” attempts.Read More

Tiger Woods and the Global Sex Industry

December 14th, 2009 |

The article reviews earlier estimates of the size of the global prostitution industry. It tjhen applies the findings to the Tiger Woods situation.Read More

The Economics of the Global Entertainment Industry

June 26th, 2009 | 2

The most important global entertainment industries are drinking, drugs, and prostitution. Read on….Read More