So, what's new, I guess. UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa spoke of how international drug profits have helped keep banks afloat. http://www.iht.com/articles/reuters/2009/01/25/europe/OUKWD-UK-FINANCIAL-UN-DRUGS.php Moral arguments aside, it's interesting how, for decades now, the ones [apart from those directly involved in the drug trade] to have benefited from the proscription of narcotics are the bankers [anecdotally, in particular, the bankers on Wall Street], whilst mainstream society reaps an ever worsening whirlwind of crime and disorder that, in part, stems from successive drug policy failures. The spotlight is firmly on the bankers. And, whilst not all bankers and institutional traders are culpable in our economic decline, more and more nefariousness is being thrown into the spotlight. They'll soon be sweating like Tony Blair in the Hague.