Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Limits Of Libertarianism

Those libertarians who believe that Boris Johnson was wrong to ban alcohol from London's Tube network forget that even in the smallest of all possible British states, the authorities would retain a monopoly on force and, in return, would be expected to protect the people from harm. In some instances that may very well mean banning alcohol from public places; and for a non-contentious example of how such bans can sometimes be very much to the greater good, they should study the history of the ban on alcohol within Scotland's soccer stadia. It was enacted after this.

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