The legally-minded among you may find this interesting. It’s a law review article about the best way to go after PEDs in sports. From the abstract:
This Essay argues that performance-enhancing substance policy should be modeled after federal and state securities regulation. Instead of punishing use, regulators should require disclosure of all substances used, and punish only omissions and fraud of a material nature. The goals of a regulation regime would be better achieved without unintended negative consequences through a market approach based on minimum disclosure requirements.
I like anything that brings sense and reason to the PED debate — “wars” on drugs are, by definition, futile — but given how well securities regulation works in this country, I’m not sure the proposals here represent an improvement.
(link via Pete Toms)