[ExI] U.S. Medical Care

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 12:20:31 UTC 2009

2009/4/2 BillK <pharos at gmail.com>:

> The two generic problems with free access to drugs are the same as
> with free access to anything that might be dangerous in the wrong
> hands.  Guns, explosives, poisons, drugs, acids, nuclear technology,
> nanotechnology, etc.

One difference to consider is that if you misuse drugs, you usually
harm only yourself, while if you misuse nuclear weapons, you harm
other people as well. In cases where you harm others as a result of
drug use, such as with driving while intoxicated or indiscriminate use
of antibiotics, it is easier to justify limits on freedom.

Stathis Papaioannou

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