Category Errors 67 and 68*

MARKO DOES HIS usual quality job in a take-down of some of the witlessness of drug prohibition.

And the resemblance to the witlessnesses of gun prohibition.

In both cases, there is a category error committed, a conflation of objects with behavior.

Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.

Drugs don’t ruin lives; people ruin lives.

As long as you sanction the wrong behavior, you’re never going to get to the bottom of the problem. And it has to start with recognizing what the real problem is.

* If you’re playing along at home, that’s from a song by Chicago from before they got chickified.

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