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October 2014

Justice Corrupted: How the Drug War Wastes Money and Ruins Lives

October 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The US War on Drugs is entering its fourth decade. Over that time, asset forfeitures, incarceration, militarization of police forces, and drug testing have been constant features of public policy—with their effects often most felt by minority citizens and communities. This lecture will review the economic and personal effects of a prolonged criminal justice approach to the problem of drug use in the United States, and suggest that a more sensible policy would lead to saved funds and lives.

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Debt and Taxes

October 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Data show that the U.S. national debt has risen substantially in recent years. Most economists agree that growth in government debt should be curtailed and that eventual debt reduction is a good idea. But how urgent is the problem of government debt? This lecture will consider U.S. public debt from an economist’s perspective and will investigate whether or not U.S. debt is dangerously close to a tipping point from which recovery would be difficult.

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November 2014

Environmental Markets

November 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Regardless of its obvious benefits, economic activity also has negative environmental impacts. But can markets equally be the solution to environmental degradation? The use of market-like mechanisms in environmental regulation is now well established. This lecture will discuss a few general principles of environmental markets and use the prominent examples such as markets for air and water pollution to assess their efficacy in reducing harm—and generating profits.

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