Brian Saady is a freelance journalist and author of four books, including a three-book series, entitled “Rackets,” which discusses the legalization of drugs, gambling, and prostitution, respectively. His writing has appeared in outlets such as: The American Conservative,, Counterpunch, ActivistPost, and the Foundation for Economic Education. Additionally, he is the host of an excellent podcast entitled “Rackets.”

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Show Notes:

“The War on Drugs is far Deadlier than Most People Realize” FEE


For more on the New Jersey gambling case, please refer to Episode Four of the “Rackets” Podcast on this page

“When Forensic Evidence Goes Bad” The American Conservative

“Throwing Children Away: The School-to-Prison Pipeline”

“School Resource Officers and the Criminalization of Student Behavior” by Matthew Theriot–University of Tennesee 

The Daubert Standard

Steven Teske, the chief judge at the Clayton County Juvenile Court in Georgia, testifies before Congress

FPF #133 “The Drug War with Brian Saady”

By Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick MacFarlane is a Wisconsin attorney in private practice. He is the host of the Liberty Weekly Podcast at, where he covers libertarian legal theory, noninterventionist foreign policy, Austrian economics, history, and other libertarian topics. His is a regular contributor at the Libertarian Institute at His work also appears on in the viewpoints section. He may be reached at

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