Topic: drug trafficking
And yet our legal system seems designed to punish the low level offender while protecting their counterparts in business and government.
These multi-billion dollar fines sound enormous, but like the one levied on Facebook, they represent a small portion of the company’s actual assets.
Drug dealers at the higher levels of the marketplace are much like other businesspeople in their natural aversion to bad publicity.
Traditional middle class jobs with career prospects replaced by a lower-paid, less stable workforce– perhaps more vulnerable to outside influence?
Think physician practices and pharmacies and specialty clinics who began with a lucrative sideline that may now be their main source of revenue.
Even if society miraculously eliminated its problems, some people would still be attracted to drugs.
That industry will do everything in its power to create and sustain the biggest possible population of chronic stoners.