John Jasinski's Sunk Cost Fallacy
Minnesota State Senator John Jasinski recently argued in favor of continuing the drug war on the basis of sunk costs. He argued that because police have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on training drug-sniffing dogs, that investment is lost if the drug war ends. He sees this as a cost. In fact, ending the drug war would reduce costs because police in the future would not have to spend thousands and thousands of dollars training drug-sniffing dogs.
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Richard W Fulmer
Feb 17 2023 at 2:51pm
Moreover, if police departments redirect resources away from victimless crimes and toward getting violent offenders off the streets, we will save lives and property.
Feb 17 2023 at 5:20pm
Plus legalization defunds a lot of the gangs and organized crime.
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