The New Prohibitionism: The Movement to Regulate Personal Behavior

95 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2016

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Robert W. McGee

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting

Date Written: October 26, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

McGee, Robert W., The New Prohibitionism: The Movement to Regulate Personal Behavior (October 26, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2859315 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2859315

Robert W. McGee (Contact Author)

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting ( email )

Fayetteville, NC 28301
United States

HOME PAGE: http://robertwmcgee.com

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