Thursday, February 12, 2009

Politics of Prohibition: it's government greed, not rights

Don Boudreaux July 31, 2007 - This is the history your government school history books DIDN'T teach, and it applies to today's prohibition-failure, too. I'm sure alcohol prohibition was an expensive failure akin to prohibitions on other drugs for years, but it took a fiscal clusterfuck akin to today's clusterfuck to get "change." It's all about the money, not individual rights.

So, if the history of alcohol prohibition is a guide, drug prohibition will not end merely because there are many sound, sensible and humane reasons to end it. Instead, it will end only if and when Congress gets desperate for another revenue source.

That's the sorry logic of politics and Prohibition.

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