The Alcohol Industry
The alcohol industry is responsible for roughly 6 times more deaths than are due to violence. Taxation to raise the price and bans on advertising are very effective at reducing sales and demand. Worldwide, public health measures are reducing consumption.
- Alcohol Prohibition (1 link)
- Libertarians generally cite this as a failure, because it was repealed. Yet the actual history shows that prohibition achieved many of its goals, and was repealed because voter priorities changed in the Great Depression.
- Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO [More...]
- "Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year -- more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said..."
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