The Seen and the Unseen

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Tue, 2007-07-10 15:29

Total and utter cut and paste from Kiwi libertarian blogger Lindsay Mitchell today....

This is a prohibition poster from 1924.

It claims that if the money spent on intoxicating liquor was transferred into other items a massive increase in trade would boost labour on farms and in factories, revenue from railways and general transportation, etc.

It ignores the employment and taxation revenue created by the production, freighting and sale of alcohol. It ignores the foreign receipts from importation that allow purchases of NZ goods.

They could have gone a step further and considered how much more employment could be created if alcohol became a significant export market.

Think it over and vote prohibition!

I've thought it over and you are full of ____


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80 years of rearguarding

Rick Giles's picture

Teach the children quietly for some day sons and daughters will rise up and fight while we stood still.

Instructive poster

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I can count at least eleven things in that list of alternative spending that the enviro-health-safety Nazis are currently trying to restrict or ban. It only took 80 years.

First they came for the booze...

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