Social economics

Social economists are playing a larger role in drug policy discussions. There may be a lot of good reasons for them to have a place at the table, but this post, while not about addiction, does a great job illustrating why I believe social economists shouldn’t be given too much sway.

They offer an intellectually stimulating perspective on many social problems that has the potential to stimulate some creative thinking, but they offer a very one dimensional perspective that seems indifferent to many elements of the social context.