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Elliott Morss | February 6th, 2016

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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

Why “Entertainment” Drugs Should Be Legalized

May 6th, 2014 |

The US is spending more than $100 billion annually on programs to eliminate “entertainment” drug use. The program is not working. I urge you to take the time to read through this article on why the US should legalize these drugs.Read More

The Stellenbosch Tastings – 2013: Should We Ignore the “Mediocre” Wines?

July 9th, 2013 |

The American Association of Wine Economists held its 2013 annual meeting in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Approximately 90 papers were presened on all aspects of wine: producing, tasting,marketing…. The paper reports on the wine tastings held at Stellenbosch and what we can learn from them. 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

US Drug Policies Need an Overhaul: Lessons from Prohibition

December 5th, 2012 |

We hear that illicit drugs are bad. So we support efforts to limit their production and use. What we don’t hear is that these efforts are not working and they impose severe social and economic costs both in the US and abroad. This article sets forth these costs and concludes illicit drugs should be legalized. Read More