Daniel Okrent, book review of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

Daniel Okrent, book review of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition Rev Austrian Econ (2011) 24:451–454 DOI 10.1007/s11138-010-0132-2 Daniel Okrent, book review of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition Nicholas A. Snow Published online: 28 October 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010 . . Keywords Prohibition Public choice Austrian economics Daniel Okrent's new book, Last Call: the Rise and Fall of Prohibition, tackles a topic that has been tackled many times before. Since the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution was enacted in 1920, making the manufacturing, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors illegal, many books have been written on what Herbert Hoover called America's “noble experiment.” This is not to say it was not worth writing, far from it, in fact. Alcohol prohibition was one of America's most intrusive regulations into the personal lives of its citizens. We still have much to learn from alcohol prohibition, and it also has relevance for enlightening our knowledge of many of our current prohibitions, such as the drug war. And Last Call does an amazing job of not only compiling many interesting anecdotes from prohibition, but it also provides a narrative of many of the complex unintended consequences and events that caused prohibition and led to its repeal. Okrent is a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Review of Austrian Economics Springer Journals

Daniel Okrent, book review of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

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Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Economics; Public Finance; Political Science; History of Economic Thought/Methodology
ISSN
0889-3047
eISSN
1573-7128
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10.1007/s11138-010-0132-2
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