- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 24, 2013

George Soros said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that the West ought to end its war against drugs because jailing violators would save money.

Soros also said that global efforts to fight the drug trade has upset political stability, according to a Guardian story.

“Drug policy has endangered political stability and security in many countries,” Mr. Soros reportedly said. “Incarceration is hugely expensive. The cost of alternatives is smaller than the cost of incarceration.”

At the same time, BBC reported, Mr. Soros had no alternatives to suggest.

“The answer will only be found by trial and error,” Mr. Soros said, according to various media.