If a drug exists that creates enhanced cognitive thinking — are we required as a society of the shared common good — required to provide equal access to that medication without a prescription?
Some believe we need to give students free access to Ritalin and Adderall in order to help them advance their highest level of learning and that those drugs should be provided without persecution or restriction:
Today, on university campuses around the world, students are striking deals to buy and sell prescription drugs such as Adderall and Ritalin — not to get high, but to get higher grades, to provide an edge over their fellow students or to increase in some measurable way their capacity for learning. These transactions are crimes in the United States, punishable by prison.
Do you think the next advancement of the mind requires artificial enhancement with drugs?
Or are coffee and tea and caffeine and Red Bull and other non-regulated herbal “enhancements” enough for our minds to reach maximum capacity?