Our Right to Drugs (Paperback)
The Case for a Freemarket
Syracuse University Press, 9780815603337, 199pp.
Publication Date: April 30, 1996
List Price: 19.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.
In Our Right to Drugs, Szasz shows how the present drug war started at the beginning of this century, when the US government first assumed the task of protecting people from patent medicines. By the end of World War I the free market in drugs was but a dim memory. Instead of dwelling on the familiar impracticality and unfairness of drug laws, Szasz demonstrates the deleterious effects of prescription laws, which place people under lifelong medical supervision. The result is that most Americans today prefer a coercive and corrupt command drug economy to a free market in drugs.