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October 22, 2014

Arthur Benavie, Professor of Economics, Emeritus

The US War on Drugs is entering its fourth decade. Over that time, asset forfeitures, incarceration, militarization of police forces, and drug testing have been constant features of public policy—with their effects often most felt by minority citizens and communities. This lecture will review the economic and personal effects of a prolonged criminal justice approach to the problem of drug use in the United States, and suggest that a more sensible policy would lead to saved funds and lives.

TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

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Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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