Greg Beato on Mayor Bloomberg and Prohibition Lite

world bank flickrworld bank flickrBy making a legal but unhealthy product increasingly unaffordable, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his confederates have effectively nudged thousands of smokers and shopkeepers into criminal behavior. Now, writes Greg Beato, he wants to raise the stakes by increasing the penalties for the behaviors he’s induced.

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