90 Miles From Tyranny : Alcohol Prohibition was a failure

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Alcohol Prohibition was a failure

Alcohol Prohibition was a failure.  Alcohol Prohibition from 1920 to 1933 was undertaken to reduce crime and corruption, solve social problems, reduce the tax burden created by prisons and poorhouses and improve health and hygiene in America. The results of that experiment clearly indicate that it was a miserable failure on all counts. The evidence affirms sound economic theory, which predicts that prohibition of mutually beneficial exchanges is doomed to failure.

Gun Control is The Progenitor To Gun Prohibition.  This too is doomed to failure.

1 comment:

  1. Not the same. Alcohol was and is a vice. It does have detrimental health and social effects. Gun ownership is a virtue, which benefits society. Police and military, both are nationally top ranked for social respect and their defining characteristic is being armed.

    But also, it is a myth that prohibition failed. It accomplished everything it set out to do. Alcohol consumption did indeed go drastically down. Health and social effects got significantly better. Not perfectly better, just a lot better. For the most part, Americans obeyed the law. It ended because people remembered that freedom was better than a central government telling everyone how to behave. Lots of local jurisdictions remained dry to this day.