IEA Webinar: Prohibition and the Pandemic

Time:

  • 21/05/2020
    17:00 - 18:00
The IEA is delighted to invite you to attend our upcoming webinar on “Prohibition and the Pandemic,” where we will be joined by guest speaker’s Dr Jeffrey Miron, Dr Jamie Whyte and Dr H. Westley Clark. The webinar will be taking place from 5-6pm on Thursday 21st May and the IEA’s Head of Lifestyle Economics, Christopher Snowdon, will be chairing the discussion.

Governments around the world have adopted a range of measures on alcohol, tobacco and e-cigarettes in response to the pandemic. While some countries have defined alcohol shops and tobacconists as essential services, others have introduced full prohibition. History shows that prohibitionists never allow a crisis to go to waste, so has the pandemic provided a vital cover and opportunity for nanny statists to push through their agenda? Are any of the new restrictions justified and are they likely to remain in place after the crisis has passed?

To discuss this, we will be joined by an esteemed panel of experts. Dr Jeffrey Miron who is the Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, one of the world’s leading experts on prohibition, Dr H. Westley Clark, the Dean’s Executive Professor of Public Health at Santa Clara University and Dr Jamie Whyte, classical liberal academic, political author and the IEA’s former Research Director.

We very much hope you will be able to join us for this webinar.
If you would like to register, please follow the link here.

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