Wednesday, August 20, 2008

An Article on Strike-the-Root

An article of mine was published today on Strike-the-Root on drinking-age laws and unintended consequences. Please check it out if you get a chance! Here's the link: The Seen and Unseen of Drinking-Age Laws.


Anonymous said...

The government has prevented the emergence of a culture of "underage" drinking of alcohol which would have taught the proper techniques and precautions and counsels attendant to drinking, just as it has prevented the emergence of a decent drug culture.

Danny Shahar said...

Agreed completely. If I didn't convey that well enough in my article, it's not because I didn't mean to; on my list of negative consequences, I included "...we never had to worry about what adults would think of us, since they were never around when it happened, and so never learned to be "presentably drunk"..." I suppose I could have been more clear about that, but alas, hindsight is always 20/20!

Thanks for checking out the article!

Anonymous said...

You did a very good job with the article, Danny.

Danny Shahar said...

Thanks! I see your other comments, and don't have time to respond right now, but soon!

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