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  • [Article] Update: Drug War Burns Unevenly

    [Article] Update: Drug War Burns Unevenly

    Events in the U.S.-Mexico Drug War presented exactly the kind of actions we’d expect from a partway-down mood.

     
  • [Article] A Socionomic View of the News

    [Article] A Socionomic View of the News

    Learn what drug runners’ wanting to be paid in gold bars can tell you about trend extrapolation.

     
  • [Article] 2010: The Deadliest Drug War Year in Mexico So Far

    [Article] 2010: The Deadliest Drug War Year in Mexico So Far

    The statistics are sobering: 15,000 dead in 2010 (30,000 in four years); 230,000 Juarez Drug War refugees; 6,000 Juarez businesses closed. Find out what the Institute sees next for Mexico’s drug war — and what this portends for marijuana legalization.

     
  • [Press] La legalización de las drogas: ¿Está cerca?

    [Press] La legalización de las drogas: ¿Está cerca?

    Miles de ciudadanos mexicanos han salido a las calles para exigir el fin de la violencia provocada por la guerra contra las drogas.

     
  • [Press] Why Marijuana Will Be Legalized

    [Press] Why Marijuana Will Be Legalized

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. / October 6, 2010 — Shocking headlines about drug-related violence on the U.S.-Mexican border and talk of marijuana legalization in California don’t surprise researchers at The Socionomics Institute.

     
  • [Article] The War Over Drugs: Is There Any End In Sight?

    [Article] The War Over Drugs: Is There Any End In Sight?

    “The Coming Collapse” compared drug-related violence in Mexico to Chicago’s gang wars of the 1930s. Wilson predicted a dramatic escalation in bloodshed and, eventually, cries for legalization to end the killing, just as happened with the earlier prohibition.

     
  • [Press] A New Al Capone?

    [Press] A New Al Capone?

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. / May 5, 2010 — Rethinking that trip to Mexico in light of mounting reports of drug-related violence? Don’t look for it to let up anytime soon.

     
  • [Article] The Coming Collapse of the Marijuana Prohibition

    [Article] The Coming Collapse of the Marijuana Prohibition

    History shows that mood governs society’s tolerance for recreational drugs. A rising social mood produces prohibition of substances such as alcohol and marijuana; a falling mood produces tolerance and relaxed regulation. In the case of alcohol, the path from prohibition to decriminalization became littered with corruption and violence as the government waged a failed war on traffickers. Eventually, as mood continued to sour, the government finally capitulated to public cries for decriminalization as a means to end the corruption and bloodshed.