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When criminals want it, don't they always get it? When something desired is outlawed, doesn't this end up putting criminals in business--and usually BIG business where they make fantastic amounts of money?
AquarianMime AquarianMime 56-60, M 6 Answers Dec 18, 2012 in Community

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how about anti-trust laws

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Laws regarding large entities and laws that apply to law-abiding companies and citizens have generally been effective. Laws that try to keep something out of the hands of criminals--when criminals really want it--have nearly always failed and have nearly always ended up empowering criminals by putting them in business and rewarding them handsomely.

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i would hardly qualify the trusts of old as "law-abiding"

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I made a distinction between law-abiding and large entities (which are not necessarily law abiding but are relatively easy targets of the law). What is not an easy target is the small-time criminal willing to make, transport, and sell illegal weapons, drugs, and whatever else.

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but thats what the local governments are for , are they not? you should not disregard their heroric efforts, as you have demonstrated with your question

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NOTHING at all.

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Big Gulp Sodas..only in New York, though. Damn good job, guys. Damn good.

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But it doesn't stop people from drinking too much soda anyway. It may be a start. Always, always, always, it comes back to educating and raising the consciousness of the population. Outlawing what the people desire has never worked. Outlawing what the criminals desire ESPECIALLY doesn't work.

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You're right. It's an idiotic decision. Education is better than taking things away. Then if people still want to mess their body up by drinking big gulps every day, well, whatever..

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