Thursday, January 27, 2011

Applying Old Lessons Elsewhere

Together in Davos, Felipe Calderón and Bill Clinton agree that more must be done to limit arms traffic to Mexico. The parallels between arms traffic and the drug trade are striking; Mexico and the US are focusing only on supply (and not really focusing, of course, so much as pretending to), without sufficiently internalizing the fact that supply follows demand. Guns will find their way into Mexico as long as there are millionaires and near-millionaires who want them.

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