Billy Foster, PhD

Billy Foster

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Adam Smith long ago taught us the difference between being pro-business and pro-free-market. Pro-business or corporatism means easy money, protection from competition, and bailouts at taxpayer expense. Pro-free-market means businesses are on their own in a competitive environment trying to serve consumers. We need to reject corporatism and embrace the free market. — Sheldon Richman, The Most Dangerous Derivative (2011)

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Prof. Adam Martin explains how the drug war has altered incentives for both drug buyers and sellers, leading them to favor higher potency drugs. This is what economists call the potency effect.

Prof. Angela Dills discusses the economics of drug prohibition.