The Economic Consequences of America’s Morality Police

There is a price to be paid for morality. Laws prohibiting alcohol, marijuana, same-sex marriages and gambling which promote community morals and standards also have another effect — a major loss of revenue from sales and taxes.

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The Economic Consequences of America's Morality Police

  • See how much our US Cities, States, Country and households could save on taxes if Marijuana were decriminalized:

  • As someone who tends to be rather anti-taxes I must say I fully support them in these cases (in amounts similar to those listed here). You’d have thought prohibition would have taught us it’s better to legalize and control things such as drugs and gambling rather than have people do them anyway, just illegally. For both tax and other purposes.
    I still think the government should stay out of gay marriage, and see their coffers increase as a consequence.