Lifestyle Economics

Covid-19 should not lead to prohibition era policies


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Christopher Snowdon writes for News 24

As part of the world’s most draconian Covid-19 lockdown, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa instituted a complete ban on the distribution, transport and sale of alcohol on 27 March.

But as IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon warns, “the current ban is dangerous, costly and self-defeating“. Christopher added, “It enriches criminals, robs governments of much-needed tax revenue, cultivates opportunities for public sector corruption, and puts people out of work.

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