Marijuana legalization is happening in various states in the United States. How does that kind of change fit into the system we’ve devised for talking about structure and agency/systems and individuals? Because norms do change: all the time. How?
- Reefer Madness
- “What’s More Dangerous: Marijuana or Alcohol? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast”
- “Four of the Major Fear Campaigns That Helped Create America’s Insane War on Drugs” – we don’t necessarily endorse all the ideas here, but it does a nice job summarizing a lot of the issues around the drug war
- “Stop Treating Marijuana Like Heroin” – the New York Times editorial board, on the DEA’s recent decision to continue categorizing marijuana the same way it does heroin (as a Category 1 drug)
- “Donald Trump’s economic speech is basically about getting a do-over” – in which the journalists employed the Internet Archive as part of their reporting on Trump
- Previous episodes mentioned on the show:
- 4.12: Five Years of Facepalming (Live at NC State) – learning from other countries about our own legal approaches
- 5.01: A Ph.D.-Level Math Problem – introducing our axes for analyzing systems and their effects on individuals
- “DaVinci” by Jaw Gems. This song is from Jaw Gems’ new album Heatweaver. Used by permission.
- “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho. He’s composing other music right now, and this inspired him a bit along the way. Get inspired yourself and remix it! We’ll feature it if you do.
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