A piece in the liberal American Prospect suggests governments are thinking about equity all wrong.

  • “The government deciding to give consumers’ money to a few thousand lucky license winners, even if it is a relatively diverse group, is a poor attempt at equity,” Jon Walker writes.
  • [Editorial: As it looks right now, ‘a few thousand’ is wildly optimistic.]
  • Instead he proposes a government run system, similar to what exists in some parts of Canada, which will reinvest in communities most damaged by the war on drugs.
  • As far as I’m aware, no state has seriously considered anything like this.