ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Drugs, legal and illegal, are subject to the basic economic laws of supply and demand and the discipline of the market. Your students--and their parents--are interested in, if not fascinated by, the topic. As a teacher, you should be well-informed and help students separate economic fact from fiction. Attend this class and discuss topics like: Why do farmers grow poppies in Afghanistan? What economic policies helped the Mexican drug lord El Chapo get rich, get imprisoned and then escape? Why can the price of a 62-year old prescription drug go from $13.50 a tablet to $750 “overnight”? What does economic theory suggest about societal wars on drugs or legalization? And what’s going on with the marijuana industry in Colorado and how is it evolving? Drugs--a topic sure to generate a lot of buzz, so sign up early.