In a glimpse of a gloriously rule-breaking future, contraband has boldly gone where more is sure to follow.
Virginia Postrel's new book explores economics, politics, and technology through textiles.
Experts are blasting proposed federal guidelines that call for men to consume no more than one alcoholic beverage per day.
Letting Restaurants Sell To-Go Drinks but Only With a Food Order Is a Good Idea Wrapped in a Dumb One
Where are calorie-counting scolds when you need them?
Too bad. Deregulation could (and should) be here to stay.
Allowing cocktails-to-go and outdoor drinking can help bartenders and restaurant staff survive the COVID-19 shutdowns.
Ontario has added new protections for agricultural workers and relaxed restaurant regulations.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is creating a task force to crackdown on the sale and use of illegal fireworks.
Starring Tom Hardy as the aging crime kingpin, the movie is an intriguing failure.
But we can't ban our way out of the research chemical problem.
Gov. Gina Raimondo wants to sell weed to balance the state's budget.
The great state of New Jersey idiotically compares vaping to jumping out of an airplane without a parachute.
The East African khat trade is thriving, even as global prohibition creeps in around the edges.
Independent booze retailers are trying to stifle competition using arguments from Prohibition.
Confusing regulations put well-run businesses at the mercy of bureaucratic brutes.
The House is simultaneously advancing bills that would legalize marijuana and ban the vast majority of vaping products.
A pending ban on flavored nicotine vaping products would destroy most of their industry warn vaping advocates.
From Australia to Massachusetts, illegal gun makers step in to supply what legal markets aren’t allowed to produce.
Reason's Jacob Sullum and former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson debate eliminating laws that prohibit the use and sale of narcotics.
Once again, underground suppliers step in when over-regulated markets can’t satisfy customers.
When the human condition resists perfection through legislation, the answer always seems to be more—and stupider—laws.
Bad laws can cause problems long after they've been passed and forgotten.
History provides a window into how abortion bans will play out if re-instituted.
Policies aimed at curtailing the harms caused by substance abuse may instead magnify those harms.
Plus: Marvel Comics cancels Art Spiegelman, prohibition still doesn't work, and more
Nick Gillespie speaks with Viceland's Hamilton Morris about why he's so interested in drugs.
Castle Danger Brewing is the latest of the state's craft breweries to be victimized by a law that forbids all but the smallest operations from selling growlers on location.
The moral arc of the universe is actually a squiggly line
Tanzania follows in the footsteps of Rwanda and Kenya.
Restrictionists once again discover that draconian rules aren’t enough to overcome people unwilling to obey.
The 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the Amendment That Led to Prohibition Is a Reminder of the Lasting Damage Bad Policy Can Do
The outlaw of the production and sale of alcohol was a racist policy that failed on its own terms.
Control freaks have turned to dishonest rulemaking and outright censorship in doomed but still dangerous efforts to take people's weapons away.
On Repeal Day, Remember That Prohibition May Be Over, But Its Ripple Effects Are Still Making Drinking Worse: Podcast
Drinks Reform editor Jarrett Dieterle talks about how Prohibition came about, and his new report on America's dumbest booze restrictions.
Plus: RIP The Weekly Standard?, America loves exercise science, and court says no to ban on speech promoting illegal immigration.
The New York Prohibition Party has re-emerged to oppose Cuomo's subsidies for brewers and distillers. They're right to be upset, even if they have a misguided solution.
The urge to suppress runs up against targets which have no form, shape, or fixed location, and can be infinitely reproduced.
No minor joy or modern convenience is safe.
If you don't want a black market in booze to develop, keep the tax man on a leash and regulators in check.
In 18th century France, wearing the wrong fabric could get you in big trouble.