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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HT2 Eric Garris.