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.
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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.
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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.
Smithsonian Channel tells two-part story of the history of America's doomed booze crackdown.
People will find sources for what they want no matter what presumptuous regulators say.
A shameful chapter in U.S. law.
Prohibition never works, and internet smut is no exception.
Meet Feminists for Liberty's Kat Murti, who wants to make libertarianism the default setting for women, people of color, and Millennials.
A new report calls for a coordinated federal, state, and local crackdown on all drinkers.
The 18th Amendment was ratified, extending an existing ban on liquor passed during World War I.
How government almost killed the cocktail.
Even as Repeal Day approaches, many states are still grapple with overly burdensome regulations.
On the other hand, drinking may also reduce cardiovascular risks and boost your income. It's also a pleasure.
Our first president might be shocked at the regulatory machinery imposed on distillers.
Governor's decree makes recovery even harder for bar owners.
More and more states are rolling back their plastic bag bans, or preventing future ones from going into effect.
Looking at the past tests and develops the values you bring to your life-including a healthy contempt for authority.
Virginia and other states force receipts to equal a high percentage of food sales. That's foolish.
It isn't enough to end just one restrictive law, we have to disempower the prohibitionists.
Carfentanil-related deaths illustrate how banning drugs makes them more dangerous.
Harvard historian Lisa McGirr on how our national ban on booze never really ended.
The Maryland governor who defied Prohibition, and the Utah governor who wouldn't pay his income tax