Category: Neo-prohibition

Prohibitionist Dogma Has No Place in Government Dietary Guidelines

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Government dietary guidelines must be be reasonable and science-based. Imagine you’re at a friend’s party. You finish nursing your first beer and casually reach for a second. Everyone immediately stops and stares. Your friends start whispering to themselves, wondering if they should stage an intervention. Ridiculous and unjustified, right? Wrong! At least according to a …

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Neo-Prohibitionists in the U.S.: Discover Their Goals & Methods

Neo-prohibitionists aren’t new and and they’re all around us. In fact, almost one in five American adults today favors outlawing drinking. That is, they’re not neo-prohibitionists but prohibitionists!   Surprisingly, not even National Prohibition outlawed drinking. For example, it generally prohibited making, transporting, and selling beverage alcohol. But it didn’t prohibit either buying or drinking …

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Alcohol is a Solvent: Is It also a Dangerous Poison? Is It a Powerful Toxin?

“Alcohol is a solvent” is a misleading statement. It’s often part of an effort to stigmatize alcohol and frighten people into abstaining. Of course, other solvents include water, olive oil, vinegar, milk and almost all other liquids. Naturally, temperance-oriented writers ignore this important fact. So it’s correct to say that alcohol is a solvent. However, …

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