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    involve multifaceted trade agreements, government policies, economic considerations, and security concerns, while simultaneously ensuring the American…

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    as “National Anti-Drug Strategy from illicit street drugs to prescription drug abuse.”. Goodman also draws on a key point on how raising tax can decrease consumption of cigarettes. Increasing the tax on cigarettes has been seen to increase tax revenue and in turn decrease consumption of cigarettes. However, the increase in tax revenue, there can be an impact to health care. Revenue from healthcare is impacted (decreased) because less people are smoking and less people need health care. Taxation…

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    . Define the term traditional organized crime, and discuss how it pertains to the illicit drug trade. The term traditional organized crime is most commonly associated with Italian criminal groups or La Cost Nostra, or better known as the mafia (Lyman, 2014). Most traditional crime family’s got started during the prohibition era. During this time they created a multi-million dollar bootlegging business that included illegal sales or alcohol and racketeering (Lyman, 2014). Since then, the mafia…

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    The War on Drugs has had negative consequences on people and has not been very effective. Joel Miller in his book Bad Trip: How The War Against Drugs Is Destroying America outlines several of the negative consequences of the War on Drugs and I will discuss some of them. One of Millers biggest arguments that lay’s a foundation for his book is that he believe making drugs illegal and criminalizing them creates the circumstances for crime and violence (Miller 1). While the government approaches…

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    meaning illegal drugs or items sold without being taxed. Freakonomics written by Dubner and Levitt, stresses the idea behind how the underground economy and incentives work in that organization. This book directly focuses on males within the drug trade, though in the more recent years, with the rise of women 's equality, there has been a shift in the balance of a male dominance in the drug economy. It has come to light that women have obtained a new and rising role in black market trades,…

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    Cause Of Human Trafficking

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    Human trafficking is illegal transport of individuals against their will for profit – the buying and selling of individuals as property. Human smuggling is illegal transportation of people across borders for money. (Fichtelberg, 2008, p. 230) The important difference between two, is that people are being smuggled voluntarily and pay the smugglers for the operation, whereas victims of human trafficking are rarely aware of being smuggled at the beginning of the operations. They are lured in by…

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    people turn to the drug trade because they are excluded from the mainstream economy. The shift from manufacturing to technology and globalization have both taken many jobs from working class Americans, and the low economic status, stereotypes, and lack of education keep them from other jobs. All people need some amount of security to survive; those who cannot achieve this safety by legal methods repeatedly turn to the underground economy. Because people in the inner city struggle to work in…

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    War On Drugs Effects

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    The War on Drugs directly impacts the life of almost every American. The program began as a fight against drug abuse and the spread of dangerous operations including and related to drug trafficking into American cities. Each new president, for the most part, has continued the programs of their predecessors. The naissance of the government’s anti-drug program began under the presidency of Richard Nixon. He set the ball in motion by classifying marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug and by directing his…

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    Lets Be Blunt Essay

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    dollars on the drug war, which equates to $500 each and every second. Prisons are also over crowded, as reported by usnews.com, the United States has 5% of the worlds population within our borders but we house 25% of the worlds prisoners, 90% of those in prison are there for non-violent offenses, mostly attributed to drug use, drug trafficking and sales and other drug related offenses. The only answer to our growing prison population and increasing debt according to Art Carden, author of Lets…

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    labeled a schedule one drug, meaning that it is illegal under any circumstances and that it has no medical benefits. However, marijuana is still widely used by many Americans; in fact, according to a recent Gallup poll (2013): “38% [of Americans] Have Tried Marijuana,” needless to say that this percentage could be considerably higher because the information is self reported (Saad 2013). States are now taking action to legalize marijuana for medical use and a few states have even legalized it for…

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