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The Economics Of Baseball's War On Drugs

A baseball on grass with a performance enhancing drug syringe.
A baseball on grass with a performance enhancing drug syringe.

People sometimes ask what initially got me interested in economics. The truth is that one of the first things that caught my attention was an application of supply-and-demand graphs that explained the war on drugs. What seemed like a set of policies with unpredictable effects actually had some very predictable — and undesired — consequences. Applying these concepts to Major League Baseball’s war on performance-enhancing drugs is naturally an article I was destined to write.

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