The New Prohibitionism: The Movement to Regulate Personal Behavior
95 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2016
Date Written: October 26, 2016
This paper applies economic analysis and rights theory to the movement of governments to regulate personal behavior in the areas of alcohol, tobacco and food consumption, free speech, gun ownership, sex, the body as property, the right to work. Utilitarianism and rights theory are also discussed.
Keywords: prohibition, personal behavior, alcohol, tobacco, food, free speech, commercial speech, advertising, product labeling, forced speech, health claims, FDA, gun ownership, firearms, sex, dwarf tossing, choice, occupational licensure, public interest, balancing of interests, utilitarian, rights, ethics
JEL Classification: A13, A14, B53, D18, D45, D46, D63, D71, I1, I18, I3, J44, K12, Z1
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