- Sep 7, 2007
The consequences of prohibition include mounting commercial casualties that have helped land South Africa’s economy in the trauma unit. The motives of some of its backers are well meaning, and the reasoning behind the ban not without its merits. But as the economic toll mounts, it is worth...
"Only someone who has spent decades in a blue-light brigade bubble, with an immensely inflated sense of their own self-importance and influence on public behaviour, could possibly believe that prohibition would be an effective policy. But then, governments that don’t trust their own people are also usually out of touch. "