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Addict Death and Welfare Economics

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  • Samuel Cameron
  • Alan Collins

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The full implications of the problem of the death of addicts have been ignored in the economic analysis of policy toward drugs. This article argues that drug dealers can, in theory, play an important role in sustaining the lives of addicts. This needs to be taken into account in policy enforcement and could lead to some radical changes to conventional policy proposals. Copyright 2006 American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Inc..

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  • Samuel Cameron & Alan Collins, 2006. "Addict Death and Welfare Economics," American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 65(4), pages 963-969, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ajecsc:v:65:y:2006:i:4:p:963-969
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