The Law: The Government as Bookie

Despite the great lesson of Prohibition, the U.S. is still trying to legislate morality with laws that are all but impossible to enforce. It is bad enough that the effort fails. Worse, it helps finance organized crime, a vast consumer industry that supplies millions of Americans with outlawed goods and services. On gambling alone, the Mob now nets as much as $10 billion a year­seed money for narcotics distribution, loan-sharking and bribes for corrupt lawmen who look the other way.

The only solution is to legalize gambling and let the Government handle it. So...

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