1 thought on “Alcohol Concern sticks to the ideology”

  1. Posted 13/06/2013 at 11:41 | Permalink

    An excellent blog. I think that it is very important for free-marketeers to get their heads together on these lifestyle issues. As you have pointed out, sock-puppetry abounds and claims are made without any balance. I’m sorry to say that the IEA is not immune – I read Ruth’s piece in The Times yesterday. She argues that public sector spending will be reduced if we can somehow reduce obesity. Maybe – but who knows? If people don’t get one disease that kills them, they’ll get another at a later stage – and this could possibly be more costly. Anyway, not the point. Extremely unlikely government would achieve much, but would impose significant costs on the rest of us. And, as Gilles Saint-Paul has pointed out, liberals should in any case not be confused with utilitarians.

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