Demon Drink
Is There a Case for Prohibition Lite?
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  • Arkeygeezer

    Why is the solution to every social problem, whether personal or environmental, is always a tax?

    • rheddles

      It’s the only way government can regulate behavior without making the behavior illegal.

  • Pete

    Reihan Salam! Who is that that anyone should notice?

  • Andrew Allison

    News flash: Cardiff isn’t in England, and there’s narey a Town Square in sight. As the photos linked to demonstrate, public drunk-and-disorderliness is a young urban denizen problem. The semi-private binge drinking among the same age group on US colleges campuses is at least as big a problem. Which is not to say that both aren’t disgusting, but let’s at least get our facts straight. On that subject, the original Prohibition was only successful at fomenting organized crime, the enormous cost of which we continue to pay,
    That said, the author is correct that alcohol is a far more dangerous drug than marijuana and should be regulated more stringently. The effect of taxation has been well-demonstrated by its impact on tobacco consumption.

    • Arkeygeezer

      Sure, tax alcohol and you will get more meth. Its cheap and gives you a real buzz.

  • Fat_Man

    No more wars on things. No more war on drugs. No more war on guns. No more war on cancer. Just stop. It is time that we learned to mind our own business.

  • Richard T

    The politics of this are going to be fun. Will Mormons and Southern Baptists vote for cheap booze? Will they vote for a tax increase? I can hardly wait ….

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