Defending Libertarianism. Walter Block and Keith Knight

by | Sep 14, 2020

… outlawing something because it may harm the user leads straight down the logical garden path to our totalitarian cage …

Murray N. Rothbard
For a New Liberty, p. 136

There is, of course, a very strong connection between addiction and crime, but the connection is the reverse of any argument for prohibition. Crimes are committed by addicts driven to theft by the high price of drugs caused by the outlawry itself! If narcotics were legal, the supply would greatly increase, the high costs of black markets and police payoff s would disappear, and the price would be low enough to eliminate most addict-caused crime.

Murray N. Rothbard
For a New Liberty, p. 136




About Keith Knight

Keith Knight is Managing Editor at the Libertarian Institute and host of the Don't Tread on Anyone podcast.
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