On The Economics of a Part-time Drug Dealer

@whizz_dumb The cocaine he talks about selling occasionally certainly has foreign origins. And even when stuff comes from the U.S. its distribution is often guaranteed by guns and violence. If he's getting his supply from benevolent hippies on a VW bus, good for him, and he should advertise as such. But with the way he cavalierly talks about his wannabe outlaw lifestyle, I kind of doubt it. I'm just sick of people acting like their use of illicit substances (whether they should be illegal or not) don't have real world consequences. If you don't buy lipstick because it was tested on animals, or you only buy fair trade coffee, you should also think about the way your consumption of drugs ripples through other people's lives. I might not blame the employee in the analogy you present (though a willing participant in a black market isn't an employee per se), but I'd certainly blame a willfully ignorant consumer. That said, Go Bears.

Posted on April 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm 0

On The Economics of a Part-time Drug Dealer

"There sort of a romanticism about it, much like bootlegging. You’re running drugs, you know. You’re doing something illegal and you’re getting away with it. And profiting from getting away with it." Seriously, Small-Time Drug Dealer, fuck you. I have a feeling I know where your supply comes from, and if I'm right, you're buying your microbrews with blood money. And blaming bad government policy doesn't exempt you and your customers from responsibility. http://usopenborders.com/2012/03/mexico-still-major-hemispheric-narco-state-cartels-expand-reach/ Everybody, please make sure you know where your drugs come from and buy humanely. People die over weed every day.

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 5:38 pm 0