Thursday, December 5, 2013

On this day in history (whose lesson we mustn't learn)

On December 5, 1933, that spectacularly failed attempt at social engineering known as Prohibition ended. Everyone surely knows about its unintended consequences; even a progressive acquaintance of mine who tried to defend it acknowledged what he called "the Al Capone syndrome." The fact that so many people pursue modern-day versions of Prohibition shows statist stupidity, mendacity, or some combination thereof, depending on the statist.

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