From Bill Bonner, Editor, Bill Bonner’s Diary:
GUALFIN, ARGENTINA – “Trump backs death penalty for drug dealers” was a headline in yesterday’s news.
Liberals will howl and whine. But the death penalty may be underrated. It has been used against enemy soldiers, religious heretics, political opponents, bankers, dissidents, revolutionaries, kings and queens, reformers, farmers, and witches.
In every case, it was successful.
A Big Problem
And now, illegal drugs are killing thousands of people every year, say the papers. Legal drugs are killing thousands more, but they don’t mention it.
If we just increase the penalties on the illegals, goes the logic, the dealers will go into law or politics and leave the market to the serious drug professionals at Novartis and Sanofi.
“Drugs have become a big problem here, too,” said Sergio, a friend from Salta, when describing how the local culture of the Argentine Andes has changed.