John Collins

John Collins is coordinator of the LSE IDEAS International Drug Policy Project.

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A new report includes a call from some of the world’s leading economists, including five Nobel Prize winners, to end the “war on drugs” and experiment with alternative policies. (Credit: Report cover / LSE) Views
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Why the Costly, Pointless War on Drugs Must Come to an End
Quantifying the enormous harms of the “war on drugs” is a near-impossible task. How to begin calculating the health epidemics, the violence associated with illicit markets and tragedy of mass incarceration internationally? The London School of Economics has attempted to begin counting the costs of...
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