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With Mercedes releasing the first mass-produced self-driving car this year, it will probably be only another fifteen years or so before technology will have eliminated the threat of impaired driving.

Overall criminality is surely increased by the criminalization of drugs, but suppose people have varying degrees of anti-social propensity. Is the anti-socialness of the general population decreased when we incarcerate drug offenders? Maybe, but on the other hand people are probably a lot more anti-social after prison than they are when they go in, so the effect may run the other way. And anyway, locking up drug users because they might be slightly more inclined toward other bad behavior is an inefficient (and spooky) way to improve society!

Glenn Law

There has been a lot of drug prevention campaign rolled out in the past. But still drug addiction remains to be a menace to the society. Personal injury cases continue to increase because of reckless driving by a driver under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Nikhil Bhat

I just had a quick question regarding illegal drug and activities that might tie into this article. Although printing more money creates inflation, does the illegal printing and transfer of money contribute to the inflation rate, and or GDP overall?

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