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Sunday, April 24, 2005

The Economics of Prohibition

It is conventional wisdom that alchohol prohibition failed, but the economic reasons for this failure have never been as extensively detailed or analyzed as they are in this study by Mark Thornton.

The lessons he draws apply not only to the period of alcohol prohibition but also to drug prohibition and any other government attempt to control consumption habits. The same pattern is repeated again and again.


  • Atlanta officer shot and killed over marijuana.

    Robert Clark III, who was in the car with Williams, was shot in arm during what witnesses described as a hail of gunfire. Clark, 39, was taken to Grady for treatment, questioned by police and later charged with possession of marijuana. He was also wanted on an outstanding warrant, Quigley said.

    Stop the insanity.


    By Blogger Doug, at 1:19 PM  

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