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> When you artificially remove bad consequences from some of those choices, it is not surprising that those choices are made more often.

There was a talk by a finance minister from singapore who was asked about his country's social safety net, and he replied to the effect of: we don't have a net, we have a trampoline.

Yep. Singapore is always the country I point to when opponents point at (insert area) which legalized drug use and saw numbers go down. They don't beat Singapore's numbers, and Singapore's approach is a lot different.

Executing people for possessing pounds of pot won't solve Seattle's issues.

Enforcing vagrancy laws might.

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