The article examines US government policies to curb the most dangerous addictions: smoking, drinking, drugs, and overeating. Bans never work. It concludes by recommending that for all addicts should pay an increasing share of the health costs they incur.
US government restrictions on human choice need to be rethought. Our jails are full of drug users while there are not even background checks for gun purchases. I explore these and other inconsistencies in government regulations in my latest article.
Ever since VP Cheney shot another hunter on a quail hunt, I have felt guns are too dangerous for citizens to own. However, a total ban is not in the cards for now. But do bans ever work? In this article, I review other “ban/restriction” attempts.