Dr. Carl Hart says don’t blame drugs for society’s problems. Dr. Carl Hart grew up in a tough neighborhood in Miami. Carl tells Tom Ashbrook and us to end the war on drugs. Carl says we’ve misrepresented the effects of the drugs. He claims that we have confused effects of poverty and stifled ambition for drug effects.
Is climate change really a complicated, intractable problem? Listen to a couple economists about a very simple idea that could solve the climate-change problem: tax carbon emissions. A carbon tax could be paired with cuts in the income tax. And it would drive down emissions without picking winners or losers, and without creating complicated regulations.
Source: planet money: Episode 472: The One-Page Plan To Fix Global Warming