Saturday, January 4, 2014

David Brooks Misses the Point, Again

Getting stoned would make me a more insightful writer? Gee, hadn't though of that.

David Brooks -- with an assist from Ruth Marcus -- decided to tell the kids to get off his lawn and grow up. Of course, as per usual, he misses the point entirely. It's not about "pot's bad and we should love art and nature instead." (Although he completely misses the notion that getting high and enjoying nature ranks pretty high among the high.)

It's that marijuana laws are a colossal failure, just as the War on Drugs has been. The societal cost of enforcing marijuana laws are painfully out of whack with anything resembling sensible societal goals.

Anyway, this ThinkProgress post sums it up well.

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