The rest of the world is figuring out the good that cannabis can do. We knew it back in the day — but have a backward attitude today.
Sex work and trafficking are different things, and the law should treat them differently.
Our weekly explainer on economics using lessons from popular culture. In Installment 5, Ghulam Ali argues against punishing victimless crimes.
Decriminalising prostitution has both a moral and a practical rationale to it. There is no good reason to not do it.
Cannabis is a part of our great and noble history. We should decriminalise it.
Gandhiji considered drinking immoral, and he believed that it was often the trigger for a host of social evils and crimes such as domestic violence. There’s truth to this. But global experience tells us that prohibition doesn’t work.
Everybody gambles when they make any investment decision whatsoever. If you stash your money under the pillow, you are betting banks will go bankrupt, and that there will not be a fire or demonetisation. If you put your money in the bank, you’re betting that the interest earned will exceed inflation. If you buy land, you’re betting real estate values will rise.