Chasing Your Tail To Death

aka, The Polypharma Syndrome The latest phase of America’s opioid epidemic has killed more Americans than the Vietnam war. By all accounts it is spreading A new study looks at why: partly, and paradoxically, it’s because we have more access to the...

The Drug Warrior’s Catch-22

An open-eyed look at the history of drug prohibition makes it pretty clear that the bans on recreational drugs were born of a combination of puritanism and racism, then nurtured by opportunistic politicians, selfish crusaders, and rent-seekers of various stripes. Half...

Housing Six-Figure Hobos

In my work as a paramedic I have seen how managing the homeless creates incessant overuse of the emergency services. Most of these cases are the “syndrome of homelessness”, i.e. ineligibility for housing and employment because of criminality, substance...