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... 15th April Jeffery Miron (2009), an economist, claims that ‘over the past few years, drug violence in Mexico has become a fixture of the daily news, in which thousands have lost their lives to this ‘’war on drugs’’’. He claims Mexico and US responses to the violence (i.e. more troops, police and increased boarder control) are ineffective at dealing with the ‘drug issue’ because drug prohibition is the cause of the violence, e.g. it drives the drug market underground. ‘This means buyers and sellers cannot resolve their disputes with lawsuits, arbitration or advertising, so they resort to violence instead’ (Miron, 2009). This led Miron to controversially conclude ‘the only way to reduce violence is to ...