Tag: Prohibition

Prohibition serves as an excellent example of a public policy based on hopes and desires rather than on logic and common sense. Every proposed policy should always be examined in terms of its possible unintended outcomes and every existing policy should be examined an evaluated in terms of its effectiveness and absence of undesirable unintended consequences.

Effects of Prohibition: Disaster!

There were many negative effects of Prohibition (1920-1933). In fact, that’s what led to Repeal. But at the beginning of Prohibition it was highly popular. A strong woman’s movement believed that Prohibition would benefit children and the family. At the same time, most Protestant churches also began to preach that drinking alcohol was undesirable, even sinful. …

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