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In ancient Babylon, Sumeria, Egypt, China, Greece, and Rome, for instance, price controls promoted not fairness but famine. During the twentieth century, central banks were supposed to help safeguard economies, but they brought on the worst inflations and depressions. Alcohol and drug prohibition, intended to enforce moral behavior, contributed to escalating violence.
Marisa Manley (more quotes by Marisa Manley or books by/about Marisa Manley)
Why Laws Backfire, THE FREEMAN, p. 545, August 1996.
Prohibition, Economics, Banking, Inflation, Depression, Alcohol, Drugs, Morality, Violence, Vice