Losers and Winners
in the Drug War
short, easy-to-read guide to drug prohibition
The drug policies of the United States have
consistently made drug problems worse, not better. Fatal flaws in the
policies ensure problems will intensify. While lawmakers have enough
information to understand this pattern, not only do they ignore it, they
strive to keep such information away from the public.
Actually, the amount of information challenging the drug war is
overwhelming. Maximizing Harm gives a brief introduction to the
central issues in the drug war: why it can't work; who gets hurt; who
profits; why it doesn't just end; and who is working for peace.
Welcome to the new home for Maximizing Harm.
Initially, this project was offered as a free "cyberbook." That
version of Maximizing Harm has been expanded and updated into a print
This site also contains some more details about the new book, the
author, other sources of
information and how to purchase the print edition.
Copyright © Stephen Young 1999-2002