12 Bad Effects of Prohibition You Should Know

Should drinking alcohol be illegal? Even asking that question today seems absurd, but only 75 years ago it was illegal to drink alcohol in the United States. I'm talking about Prohibition, of course, which lasted from 1920 to 1933. It was a massive social experiment that failed and is a lesson for us as we think about other victimless crimes like drugs, gambling, and prostitution. According to Peter McWilliams in his excellent Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do, there were twelve bad effects … [Read more...]


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