Friday Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht will be condemned. He is the way between 20 years to life behind bars, because drugs were bought and sold on its Web site. The public prosecutor’s Office is draw him as major traffickers and him the blame for the deaths of six people, the overdose (without confirmation, that our current policy to 35,000 overdose deaths per year).
On the eve of his rulings, it is worth considering: what is actually achieves storage from this man?
The fact is that the existence of the Silk Road was is something that we all know that to be true: millions of people around the world want to use and buy drugs. As many, including my former colleague Meghan Ralston and Phil Smith on Alternet, have argued reduced Silk Road online marketplace actually drugs in several important ways do.
Silk Road reduces the potential violence associated with purchasing drugs.Silk reduces road takes away the need for face to face, the violence, often in connection with purchases. It took also away from the cartels.
It allows for better knowledge of content and purity. One of the biggest dangers of the use is that it very difficult to know if you are getting what you want fast synthetic market to get diversification, especially with today’s. Use a review system similar to what you would see on Yelp or any other site, a salesman who was just not his product would no customers long, and a user could be sure about his purchase.
It encourages harm reduction among users. Silk Road had devoted an entire section of its website, safe usage practices. It is relevant and important people in the place to achieve this kind of content, where they make purchases.