Friday, December 05, 2008

Beer, Beer, Beer!

Tdaoy is the 75th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, the end of a costly, failed experiment in social control. Of course, bureaucracies do not go quietly into the night and the anti-liquor agents morphed into the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. That failed policy seems to have no end.

America needed only little more than a decade to realize the adverse consequences of Prohibition. It's taking considerably longer to recognize the consequences of our drug policies--the crime, the corruption and their utter failure to change human behavior. What we do know is the this latest experiment has severely warped our priorities as a nation.

If it weren't so early in the morning, I'd go have a beer.




Blogger Neil Fleming said...

It's always 5:00 somwhere

6:33 PM  

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