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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2015, 12:42 PM

8. Like we should have learned from Prohibition...

...it's the illegality that supports the profits, and a cascade of unintended consequences worse than the original problem.

(and the prohibition of alcohol also benefited the petroleum industry by "smashing the stills" used to supply alcohol fuel for rural America's mechanization. Similarly, the later ban on hemp locked in the future for petroleum by-products, slamming the door on less poisonous and more biodegradable hemp derived alternatives; thus the Plague of Poisonous Petroleum Products was contrived, not inevitable.)

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