Drug Testing

Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power - P. J. O'Rourke

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Is it time to do away with job applicant drug testing?

...Rules that seemed to make sense when workers were easy to find become less attractive when labor is in short supply. Firms have already started to reconsider their policies against hiring the formerly incarcerated, a reform that will help ex-criminals and their families, and probably also reduce recidivism: Former criminals might not remain former criminals for long if they can’t find a way to make an honest dollar.

The next policy on the chopping block might be drug testing. Much of the current drug-testing regime dates to the 1980s, when many employers adopted “drug-free workplace” policies under strong urging from the federal government and drug-war advocacy groups; pre-employment…

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