Scandinavia and the World

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Old habits die hard 22 8, 10:31pm

@Sisu A lot of times drugs is more a problem of insufficient support and overly harsh punishments. There are effective limits to how harsh a punishment can be and still have a positive influence on society. Generally execution does bypass that as when your dead you dont do the bad thing anymore one way or another. But anything less there is a limit to what is effective deterant for a crime and overly harsh punishment can have a lesser effect than lesser punishments or active support. The US war on drugs went for a no tolerance policy and arguably things have steadily gotten worse due to the harsh punishments and lack of support, not saying outright legalize cocaine but generally there are limitations that are very extensively studied by experts who should be acknowledged.