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Chris Calton

Chris Calton is a Mises University alumnus and an economic historian. He is writer and host of the Historical Controversies podcast.

See also his YouTube channel here

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The Roots of Drug Prohibition in America

HealthMedia and CultureU.S. History

08/09/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton discusses America's early perception of drug use, and the origins of prohibition.

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How Government Invented Our Modern, Inefficient Prison System

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog08/07/2017
An efficient criminal justice system is based on the idea of restitution. The modern system of using prisons as punishment turns this idea on its head.

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The Origins of the Crack-Baby Myth

Blog07/24/2017
Like much of the propaganda surrounding the Drug War, the media-invented crack-baby stories generally ignored the scientific facts.

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The Tragedy of the Commons in the American Prison System

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog07/11/2017
The war on drugs actually pushes violent criminals back onto the streets in order to devote resources to non-violent criminals.

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The Tragedy of the Commons in the Courtroom

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog06/22/2017
Since using the court system costs them nothing, police and prosecutors have an incentive to load up the court system with non-violent "crimes."

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