Question 1 below is a link that may help you answer question 1


 “Is America to Blame for the Drug Wars in Mexico?” 

Read the synopsis below and watch the video that follows:

From 2007 to 2009, nearly 10,000 people in Mexico died in drug-related violence. Who or what caused this? Some argue that it is Americans’ insatiable demand for illicit drugs and the constant flow of guns from the United States, that arms the drug cartels. Others blame Mexico’s own government, which, they claim, is so corrupt that it cannot clamp down on the cartels. Unable to ignore the rising violence spilling over the border, Congress approved $700 million in security aid for Mexico and promised to increase the number of federal agents and intelligence analysts. Officials on both sides wonder whether this will make a dent in the problem.

  1. Should Mexico’s government take full responsibility for what goes on within its own borders? Or should the US Government take some of the responsibility for the flow of Drugs into the USA and the drug war violence inside Mexico?



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Based upon your required and supplemental learning materials and resources, complete your assignment. 
Read the attached documents on Bb: 

  1. Zedillo, E. (May 2012). “Rethinking the ‘War on Drugs’: Insights from the US and Mexico” (attached in Bb as a PDF file).
  2. Foreign Policy at Brookings Institution (Mar. 2009). “The Violent Drug Market in Mexico and Lessons from Colombia” by Vanda Felbab-Brown; Policy Paper No. 12.  (Pages 1 – 19) This is optional




Question 2

Go to the Internet Links and answer the questions. 

What is the World Health Organization and who funds the WHO? What is UNODC

  1. What efforts and programs do they have to address the drug problem worldwide?
  2. Identify two Operational Recommendations of the WHO regarding drugs. Does any recommendation address the supply side of the Drug Problem? Do you agree with WHO on that and why?








  1. Can you identify the groups that gained from and supported the trade in opium between the British, the Indians, and the Chinese?
  2. Compare the persistence in the export of Opium to China and the persistence of the export of Opium and its derivative into the USA?
  3. In what way could you say that the methods are the same in China as in the USA today.



Question 4 ec100

Using simple supply and demand analysis (No Graphs – Just conceptualize), think about the system of allocating human kidneys. The law that forbids the sale of human organs, but allows their voluntary donation. This means that there is a bigger shortage of kidneys than there otherwise would be. Does this fact alter your view of the law forbidding the sale of human organs? How about blood? 




Reflect on two documents

(1) Why we Took Coca Out of Coca-Cola

(2) Cocaine out of Coca-Cola_Blacks

Questions:6 below are links to help you answer the questions 

What were the real reasons that coca was taken out of Coca-Cola?

Do these reasons mean that cocaine was not or is not harmful?

How then could you still justify the prohibition of  Cocaine by the government of the USA?

Question 5A/ Nixon 

Review the video of the CATO Institute and the document by Raenseller Lee as provided for this week’s module. 

  1. Describe how drug cartels are able to recruit new members when their members are murdered.
  2. Describe also how the concept of drug cartels’ corporate social responsibility makes it difficult to control drug trafficking in Latin American countries
  3. Do you agree that drug cartels are actually socially responsible? If not, why not?
  4. Why was it alleged that the War on Drugs by Nixon was a means to wage war against Blacks and activists?
  5. Do you think that this allegation is valid? Why or why not?
  6. Would it then mean that if the Vietnam War had not existed, or if Nixon did not have biases against Blacks and activists, then Nixon’s “War on Drugs” would not have merit?
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Based upon your required and supplemental learning materials and resources, complete your assignment. 

  1. Chapter 7: The Political Economy of International Drug Strategies: Going It Alone or Working Together by David R. Mares (2005). Drug Wars and Coffeehouses” 1st Edition.
  2. View the videos
  3. The Economics of Cocaine Capitalism by Rensselaer Lee
  4. Cocaine Madness: Counternarcotics Militarization in the Andes by Coletta Youngers
  5. Columbia says It’s Convincing Farmers to Grow Other Crops by Christopher Woody

Drug trafficking is one of the most resilient and lucrative industries in the world, with estimated revenues of $300 billion a year. Despite the tens of billions of dollars that governments spend every year trying to disrupt them, drug cartels have shown tremendous ingenuity, adaptability, and entrepreneurship to satisfy over a quarter billion customers worldwide. Tom Wainwright will use insights from classical economics and modern business theory to explain how drug cartels work, why they’re thriving, and how the illicit business could be defeated by the laws of economics—that is, by recognizing the futility of prohibition.






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Based upon your required and supplemental learning materials and resources, complete your assignment. 

Read the attached documents: 

  1. “Cocaine: The Evolution of the Once ‘Wonder’ Drug,” by Caleb Hellerman, CNN July 22, 2011 6:21 p.m. EDT
  2. “Pleasure-Domes in Xanadu”  by [Chapter in Martin Boot, Opium – A History, Griffin 1999]. 
  3. Poverty, Potions and Poppy Heads Chapter in Martin Boot, Opium – A History, Griffin 1999
  4. “Why We Took Cocaine Out of Soda” by James Hamblin; Jan 31, 2013, 7:38 AM ET.
  5.  Cocaine out of Coca-Cola and Blacks

Please watch the video below.

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