Pubdate: Wed, 23 Feb 2000
Source: Houston Chronicle (TX)
Page: 21A (op-ed page)
Copyright: 2000 Houston Chronicle
Contact:  Viewpoints Editor, P.O. Box 4260 Houston, Texas 77210-4260
Fax: (713) 220-3575
Author: A.P. Duncan


Regarding the Feb. 17 editorial, "Cocaine; Production in Colombia is
twice as large as thought": Let's see if you can learn an economics
lesson. Say this 10 times: "Demand drives production." Are you
learning your lesson? Say it another 10 times and then get down from
your pulpit and get busy cutting the demand [for cocaine] in this
country. Colombia's problems will be solved immediately. Cutting
production drives prices up if demands remains constant. Who wins then?

A.P. Duncan, Houston
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