The Drug War Illusion
Attention Macintosh Users
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If you use a Macintosh, running OS-X 10.4 "Tiger" or later and are concerned about the the government's continuation of the failed War on Drugs and its cost to taxpayers, you might want to download our Drug War Cost Clock widget (v09.1.1). It is the widget form of the clock that appears at the top of this page, just below the header.
Using data from the two most authoritative sources available, on the the monetary cost of the Drug War, it displays the amount of money that the government has spent, since the beginning of this year, in the bogus name of fighting the Drug War. Unfortunately, there is no way to calculate the devastating social costs of the government abuses that the Drug War has spawned, like making the United States the nation that imprisons a greater percentage of its population than any other nation on Earth.
For more info on this widget or to download it, just click on the snapshot of the of the widget, above.
Off Site Resources
Check out these excellent sources of information and commentary on this subject:
Drug War Facts - Just the Facts, but well sourced
America Locks Up 2 Millionth Inmate - It's a World Record!!!
Adolescent Drug Use and Drug Control Efforts
The War on Drugs Clock - It's ticking a shameful total
Recommendations of New Mexico Governor’s Drug Policy Advisory Group
The Effective National Drug Control Strategy 1999
Justice Policy Institute
Forfeiture Endangers American Rights (FEAR)
National Center for Health Statistics - recommended only for experienced researchers
Bureau of Justice Statistics Report on Prison Population