Economic and Social Effects of Prohibition

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Author: Chris Jones
Date: July 1, 2009
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Mainly government agents and people with high political status such as: Mayors, Judges, Police Chiefs, Senators and Governors, found their names on gangsters payroll. To some surprise, the consumption of liquor in the years before prohibition, was actually very lower then that of the years throughout prohibition...
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As a result of this new law, a new social problem arose. “Seldom has law been more flagrantly violated. Not only did Americans continue to manufacture, barter, and possess alcohol; they drank more of it.” Americans who supported prohibition, argued that if drinking alcohol was illegal, the public would recognize and respect the law, and in turn, would give it up...
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